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SubjectRe: Hardwired drivers are going away?

On Mon, 14 Jan 2002, Chris Friesen wrote:

> I haven't been following the initramfs stuff, but now I have a question.
> Currently we're using initrd to store a kernel and compressed ramdisk bundled
> together as an ~7MB single file that gets netbooted by firmware in a card. Will
> it be possible to bundle initramfs together with the kernel into a single file
> in this same manner?

<shrug> kernel unpacks to rootfs after init_vfs_caches(). It does
populate_root(archive_start, archive_size);
followed by releasing that area. That's it. If you have these variables
set - it will work, no matter how did the archive get there.

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