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SubjectRe: Q: Linux rebooting directly into linux.
On Tue Nov 14, 2000 at 07:59:18AM -0700, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> All mkelfImage does is the pasting of initrd's, command lines,
> and just a touch of argument conversion code.

You can link in an initrd using linker magic, i.e.
$(OBJCOPY) --add-section=image=kernel --add-section=initrd=initrd.gz

This is done in ppc/boot/Makefile for example. It might be a nice thing
to add a .config option to optionally specify an initrd to link into
the kernel image. Similarly, several architectures have a CONFIG_CMDLINE
which could also do the job (see arch/ppc/ for example).

Presumably, by doing such things you could avoid needing to use mkelfImage.


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