[klibc] Query regarding initramfs

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Tue Apr 5 01:06:34 PDT 2005

H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> Milton Miller wrote:
>> I did notice that when rootfs went in. *  (I wasn't asking for it).
>> Another change that could be made is to expand the cpios into a
>> mounted file system rather than into rootfs, which would eliminate
>> one of the differences vs. initrd and would allow pivot_root to work.
> Eliminating pivot_root() is a good thing.  It seemed like a good idea at 
> the time (heck, it was my idea), but it really has a bunch of ugly 
> corner cases.

More bluntly, part of the goal of initramfs/klibc/early userspace is not 
to reimplement old design errors... we're trying to clean up some of the 
mess at least...


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