Re: [PATCH] PART1: Proposed init & module changes for 2.5

Andrzej Krzysztofowicz (
Mon, 24 Sep 2001 10:14:03 +0200 (MET DST)

"Rusty Russell wrote:"
> > I don't suggest implementing the complete module loading in the boot loader,
> > (I'm still not even sure I really like it in the kernel. ; > )
> > only loading the modules themselves into memory for the kernel access during
> > it's exec. (Like an initrd image is loaded) If a boot loader wants to
> > understand and use modules.dep or do on the fly dependency checking, or have
> > kernel userland utils to update it's conifg intelligently, that's it's
> > business. I only want to see a way modules can be preloaded before kernel
> > exec.
> Why not just put them in the initrd image? The kernel is not going to
> use the entire module as it is, so it will have to copy it anyway...

Somebody wants to modularize all binary formats, including binfmt_elf ... ?


  Andrzej M. Krzysztofowicz     
  phone (48)(58) 347 14 61
Faculty of Applied Phys. & Math.,   Technical University of Gdansk
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