[klibc] kinit

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Tue Oct 26 19:07:18 PDT 2004

Olaf Hering wrote:
>  On Mon, Oct 25, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
>>The kinit that's currently in the klibc tree is missing quite a bit of 
>>functionality, such as proper handling of initrd (which the kernel dumps 
>>as a file in the rootfs.)
> Thats weird, dont you want to replace that stupid loop mount requirement
> with a 'find . | cpio -H newc --create | gzip -9 > $initrd.gz'? Why add
> yet another layer?

I don't want people to *use* it.  I only want to handle it correctly if 
someone does.

Putting the backwards into backwards compatible and all that.  I don't 
think I can get away with breaking a whole slew of old interfaces all at 


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