[klibc] initrd / initramfs future

Dave Dodge dododge at dododge.net
Wed Sep 15 18:15:13 PDT 2004

On Wed, Sep 15, 2004 at 10:25:31PM +0200, Olaf Hering wrote:
> root on nfs
> root on iscsi

There are probably some other networked options.  For example root
on nbd has been tried here:


How about copying root into a ramdisk from an ftp/tftp/http server?
Someone in a thin-client environment might try something like that.

Also: root on encrypted loop.  There are several basic encryption
options, including (I think) whose module you use.  There are lots of
ways the key might be acquired: interactively from keyboard, floppy,
USB storage, smart card, and so on.

                                                  -Dave Dodge

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