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SubjectRe: Booting a modular kernel through a multiple streams file
On Tue, Dec 18, 2001 at 09:47:58AM -0800, Grover, Andrew wrote:
> > From: James A Sutherland [mailto:james@sutherland.net]
> > > Had you actually looked at initrd-related code? I had and
> > "bloody mess"
> > > is the kindest description I've been able to come up with.
> > Even after
> > > cleanups and boy, were they painful...
> >
> > With a choice between that, or teaching lilo, grub etc how to
> > link modules -
> > and how to read NTFS and XFS, and losing the ability to boot
> > from fat, minix
> > etc floppies, tftp or nfs servers - almost any level of
> > existing nastiness
> > would be preferable to that sort of insane codebloat!
>
> 1) GRUB can already do this
> 2) Each bootloader doesn't need to link, the kernel includes the linker.
> (which after it does its job can be discarded and insmod used later on)
> 3) Seeing how ugly everyone seems to think initrd is, this seems like a
> worthwhile option to consider.

And GRUB is of course available for all platforms that Linux is
available for? Noooo? I didn't think so...


/David
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