Re: Make ipconfig.c work as a loadable module.

Michael Mueller (
Fri, 07 Mar 2003 08:15:20 +0100

Hi Alan,

you wrote:
> > I'd prefer not to have to have thousands of special programs around
> > just to be able to boot my machines, especially when it was all in-
> > kernel up until this point.
> >
> > klibc yes, dietlibc with random other garbage in some random filesystem
> > which'd need maintaining - no thanks.
> You can build the dhcp client with glibc static into your initrd. Its hardly
> magic or special programs or random garbage, and last time I counted it came
> to one program. Dunno what the other 999 utilities your dhcp needs are ?

Sorry, but I must join Russel here. I have atleast one machine which has
a bootloader able to load exactly one file only. There is currently no
way to load an initrd. It would need to implement the whole (BOOTP+)TFTP
stuff again, just to get the initrd. So I was quite happy linux 2.4
still knows about mounting a NFS root filesystem without user-space

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