[klibc] Query regarding initramfs

Jeff Bailey jbailey at ubuntu.com
Fri Apr 1 13:27:51 PST 2005

Le mardi 29 mars 2005 à 11:44 -0600, Milton Miller a écrit :

> I hope this answered your questions.  I've been using initramfs and
> rootfs as my root file system in one applicatioin for 2 full years, back
> when one had to patch out the call to prepare_namespace, and have a
> "bootloader" for my environment that allows me to choose each boot what
> pieces are loaded.  The separate pieces feature has allowed significant
> time savings both in time spent building file systems, and in time spent
> not loading pieces that are not required for the specific test run.
> Loading with the initrd mechanism has saved many links of the kernel
> since it went in.

Can you talk more about this part?  I'm planing on doing initramfs work
for Ubuntu shortly, and also do some light hacking and testing of grub2.
Prebuilding all of the pieces into the kernel seems a bit impractical,
and it would be nice to be able to pick and choose pieces.

Jeff Bailey

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