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SubjectRe: initramfs programs (was [RFC] klibc requirements)
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. Mind you I don't think x86 will take advantage (or have reason
to, really) embedded the initramfs image into the bzImage/zImage, unless
we're going to let them run w/o a bootloader still.

Tom Rini (TR1265)
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