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    SubjectRe: [BK PATCH] klibc for 2.5.64 - try 2
    On Fri, Mar 07, 2003 at 03:05:32PM -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
    > However, I also have to say that klibc is pretty late in the game, and as
    > long as it doesn't add any direct value to the kernel build the whole
    > thing ends up being pretty moot right now. It might be different if we
    > actually had code that needed it (ie ACPI in user space or whatever).

    Alan was recently trying to convince people that ipconfig.c should be
    deleted from the 2.5 kernel today. That was until I pointed out that
    people do download kernels via xmodem to embedded boards (because that's
    what the boot loader supports) and they want to be able to use root-NFS.
    I think Alan is reasonably happy for it to stay now, although I haven't
    had any hard positive confirmation of that fact.

    As long as we don't have equivalent functionality present which replaces
    ipconfig.c and nfsroot.c without adding stupidly sized initrd images to
    the kernel, I will continue to resist the removal of both of these

    klibc provided a way, but if that isn't going to be merged and this stuff
    made to work for 2.6, then I think we must keep ipconfig.c and nfsroot.c.

    Russell King ( The developer of ARM Linux

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