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SubjectRe: initramfs programs (was [RFC] klibc requirements)
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Followup to:  <200201102155.g0ALtkA22362@snark.thyrsus.com>
By author: Rob Landley <landley@trommello.org>
In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
> >
> > 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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