Re: initramfs programs (was [RFC] klibc requirements)
Tom Rini (email@example.com)
Wed, 9 Jan 2002 17:25:07 -0700
On Wed, Jan 09, 2002 at 11:15:28PM +0100, Andreas Ferber wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 09, 2002 at 09:55:34PM +0000, Anton Altaparmakov wrote:
> > I would think that is a good idea but I am not sure that is what is planned
> > / will happen. Keeping it outside would have the advantage that a newer
> > partition recognizer (or whatever other code) can be applied to any
> > existing kernel version (that supports initramfs).
> This could be done anyway: just replace the initramfs image built by
> the kernel build with anotherone built from another source tree. It
> would be helpful though if the tools were distributed both standalone
> and included into the kernel tree.
If the kernel is going to build an initramfs option, it also needs a way
to be given one. The issue I'm thinking of is I know of a few platforms
where the initramfs archive will have to be part of the 'zImage' file
(much like they do for ramdisks now).
Tom Rini (TR1265)
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