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SubjectRe: [Acpi] Re: ACPI fundamental locking problems
Eugene Crosser wrote:
>
> In article <Pine.LNX.4.33.0107040956310.1668-100000@penguin.transmeta.com>,
> Linus Torvalds <torvalds@transmeta.com> writes:
>
> > I don't like the current initrd very much myself, I have to admit. I'm not
> > going to accept a "you have to have a ramdisk" approach - I think the
> > ramdisks are really broken.
> >
> > But I've seen a "populate ramfs from a tar-file built into 'bzImage'"
> > patch somewhere, and that would be a whole lot more palatable to me.
>
> Doesn't the approach "treat a chunk of data built into bzImage as
> populated ramfs" look cleaner? No need to fiddle with tar format,
> no copying data from place to place.

So tell me, how do you populate ramfs without a format which tells you
what path and which permissions to assign each file? That's exactly
what tar is.

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