[klibc] initrd / initramfs future

Dave Dodge dododge at dododge.net
Wed Sep 15 18:35:28 PDT 2004

On Wed, Sep 15, 2004 at 08:04:52AM +0600, Alexander E. Patrakov wrote:
> Initrd has the following advantage for distros: you can replace it 
> without kernel recompilation.

Is this still unique to initrd?  I thought somewhere along the way the
kernel acquired the ability to load an external initramfs.  The
populate_rootfs code in seems to imply that it can recognize and
unpack an initramfs if you pass it in through the initrd area.

                                                  -Dave Dodge

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