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SubjectRe: initramfs programs (was [RFC] klibc requirements)
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On Wednesday 09 January 2002 09:42 pm, Tom Rini wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 10, 2002 at 01:38:56AM +0100, Andreas Ferber wrote:
> > On Wed, Jan 09, 2002 at 05:25:07PM -0700, Tom Rini wrote:
> > > > This could be done anyway: just replace the initramfs image built by
> > > > the kernel build with anotherone built from another source tree. It
> > > > would be helpful though if the tools were distributed both standalone
> > > > and included into the kernel tree.
> > >
> > > If the kernel is going to build an initramfs option, it also needs a
> > > way to be given one. The issue I'm thinking of is I know of a few
> > > platforms where the initramfs archive will have to be part of the
> > > 'zImage' file (much like they do for ramdisks now).
> >
> > Append it to the zImage and let the kernel look for it there. Plus add
> > a tool to util-linux (or maybe an option to rdev?) to let you replace
> > the embedded initramfs in a {,b}zImage with a customized one.
>
> Er, 'rdev' is an x86-only program, so lets not add common functionality
> to that. And I'd rather not throw something onto the end of the
> 'zImage' since I just got done removing annoying/broken things like
> that.

You want it to be an ELF section then?

Rob
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