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SubjectRe: [RFD w/info-PATCH] device arguments from lookup, partion code inuserspace
Andrew Morton writes:

> > (2) what about bootstrapping? how do you find the root device?
> > Do you do "root=/dev/hda/offset=63,limit=1235823"? Bit nasty.
>
> Ben's patch makes initrd mandatory.

Can this be fixed? I've *never* had to futz with initrd.
Probably most systems are the same. It seems a step
backward to make it necessary.

I don't think so. It is necessary, and it is good.

But it is easy to make the transition painless.
Instead of the current choice between INITRD (yes/no)
we have INITRD (default built-in / external).
The built-in version can then slowly become smaller and die.

Andries
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