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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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