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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] struct char_device

    On Wed, May 23, 2001 at 01:54:15PM -0400, Alexander Viro wrote:
    > On Wed, 23 May 2001 wrote:
    > > > But I don't want an initrd.
    > > Don't be afraid of words. You wouldnt notice - it would do its
    > > job and disappear just like piggyback today.
    > Andries, initrd code is _sick_. Our boot sequence is not a wonder of
    > elegance, but that crap is the worst part. I certainly can understand
    > people not wanting to use that on aesthetical reasons alone.

    It's the principle of a kernel-linked boot image, not initrd, which is
    important. Unpacking a cramfs image from an __init section is much
    cleaner than initrd and has almost the same effect: the boot
    filesystem just ends up readonly that way. Either way we can hook
    in that default user-space code at boot time transparently.

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