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SubjectRe: Make ipconfig.c work as a loadable module.
On Sat, Mar 08, 2003 at 09:48:16AM -0700, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> I can change the contents of my ramdisk as easily as I can change
> the kernel command line. For the complex setups just placing
> a configuration file in the ramdisk is what seems to work the best
> in practice.

You'll forgive me if I don't think that "change the contents of ramdisk"
is as easy as changing the kernel command line.

Last time I checked, to change the contents of a ramdisk image, you needed
to ungzip it, mount it, make some changes, unmount it, re-gzip it, and
re-install the thing. Or, in the case of initramfs, you need to rebuild
the kernel image. Compare this to changing the kernel command line from
"root=/dev/hda1" to "root=/dev/nfs ip=dhcp" in the boot loader by hitting
a few keys on the keyboard before the kernel loads, and I think you'll
start to get my point here.

Russell King ( The developer of ARM Linux

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