[klibc] initrd / initramfs future

Olaf Hering olh at suse.de
Thu Sep 16 00:11:24 PDT 2004

 On Wed, Sep 15, Dave Dodge wrote:

> 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:
>   http://borderworlds.dk/projects/#nr
> How about copying root into a ramdisk from an ftp/tftp/http server?
> Someone in a thin-client environment might try something like that.

Then you need a wget/curl like tool to grab it. That looks like a
custom solution.

> 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.

None of this is currently supported by our mkinitrd/mkinitramfs.
But sure, all that can be added to such a project.

USB is for mice, FireWire is for men!


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