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SubjectRe: initramfs programs (was [RFC] klibc requirements)
Hi!

> > > >> How many programs are we talking about here? And what should they do?
> > > >
> > > >Very good question that we should probably answer first (I'll follow up
> > > >to your other points in a separate message).
> > > >
> > > >Here's what I want to have in my initramfs:
> > > > - /sbin/hotplug
> > > > - /sbin/modprobe
> > > > - modules.dep (needed for modprobe, but is a text file)
> > > >
> > > >What does everyone else need/want there?
> > >
> > > It is planned to move partition discovery to userspace which would then
> > > instruct the kernel of the positions of various partitions.
> >
> > Hmm, and when you insert PCMCIA harddrive, what happens?
>
> If you're booting from that hard drive, you make sure you have the modules
> to talk to the drive. In general, you only need to modules to mount the
> real root partition, right?

But that means that I'll need partition discovery code twice. Once on
initrd, and once on my root, because if I insert PCMCIA harddrive on
runtime, I'll need same detection.
Pavel
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