[klibc] initrd / initramfs future
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:
> 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
> 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.
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