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SubjectRe: Booting a modular kernel through a multiple streams file
Dave Cinege wrote:

> On Tuesday 18 December 2001 14:10, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
>>Note that Al is working on a replacement; he's not just bitching. The
>>replacement is called "initramfs" which means populating a ramfs from
>>an archive or collection of archives passwd by the bootloader. With
>>that in there, lots of things can be done in userspace.
> Already done for many months (actully years) now. If I thought it
> would be accepted, I'd gut rd.c and fully merge it into a 2.5 patch.

Viro's going quite a bit beyond this, though. Also, a big key is the
ability to have multiple images, some of which may not be compressed.


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