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SubjectRe: Booting a modular kernel through a multiple streams file
* Grover, Andrew <> on Tue, Dec 18, 2001:

> > From: Alexander Viro []
> > On Tue, 18 Dec 2001, Grover, Andrew wrote:
> > > GRUB 0.90 does this today.
> > ... and I'm quite sure that EMACS could do it easily. Let's not talk
> > about GNU bloatware, OK?
> I don't think this is bloatware, especially considering there really isn't
> any cost for having a full-featured bootloader - all its footprint gets
> reclaimed, after all. I respect lilo and its cousins, but they make things
> harder than they have to be. Why maintain a reduced level of functionality
> (software emaciation?) when better alternatives are available?

Available for what? SuperH? MIPS? IA-64? Your precious GRUB and
Multiboot "standard" are only ever useful on the x86 architecture, so you
would propose a x86-specific global change that doesn't benefit the rest of
the other kernel archs? Bloat for the sake of?

> > IOW, we are backwards compatible with old
> > loaders.
> No progress will ever be made if we cater to the lowest common denominator.

The i386.

M. R.
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