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SubjectRE: Booting a modular kernel through a multiple streams file


On Mon, 17 Dec 2001, Grover, Andrew wrote:

> I don't think multiple streams is a good idea, but did you all see the patch
> by Christian Koenig to let the bootloader load modules? That seems to solve
> the problem nicely.

That puts an awful lot of smarts into bootloader and creates code duplication
for no good reason.

We _already_ have code for loading modules. And it's going to stay, no
matter what happens on boot. So why the hell duplicate that in $BIGNUM
unrelated pieces of software (LILO, SYSLINUX, MILO, SILO, etc.)? Just
to create extra fun with debugging?

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