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SubjectRE: Booting a modular kernel through a multiple streams file


On Tue, 18 Dec 2001, Grover, Andrew wrote:

> I'm not arguing that the new initrd won't be better than the old initrd
> (because obviously you are right) I'm arguing that no matter how whizzy
> initrd is, it's still an unnecessary step, and it's one that other OSs (e.g.
> FreeBSD) omit in favor of the approach I'm advocating.

Learn to read. You don't _have_ to have initrd. At all. There's nothing
to stop your loader from putting whatever cpio archive it likes - it
doesn't involve anything other than slapping files you want together
putting their owner/group/size/timestamps/mode/name before each of them.
Anything that puts a bunch of modules in core will have to do equivalent
job.

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