Re: initramfs programs (was [RFC] klibc requirements)

H. Peter Anvin (
10 Jan 2002 16:15:43 -0800

Followup to: <>
By author: Rob Landley <>
In newsgroup:
> >
> > Er, 'rdev' is an x86-only program, so lets not add common functionality
> > to that. And I'd rather not throw something onto the end of the
> > 'zImage' since I just got done removing annoying/broken things like
> > that.
> You want it to be an ELF section then?

initrd. It's already supported on all architectures; initramfs uses
the same buffer-transfer architecture, which means you can use
unmodified bootloaders.


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