[klibc] Re: [PATCH - RFC] Move initramfs configuration to "General
H. Peter Anvin
hpa at zytor.com
Mon Aug 8 08:37:57 PDT 2005
Grzegorz Kulewski wrote:
>> From my recent experiments it looks like in order to be able to use
> initramfs not compiled into the kernel image but loaded from separate
> file by GRUB or LILO one must also build initrd into the kernel.
> Am I right? If so, could somebody split initramfs and initrd (not only
> at configuration level but also at code level)? Shouldn't they be
> separated (and possibly initrd removed after some time)? In the mean
> time it should be documented in *config help.
Actually, most of CONFIG_INITRD is about being able to pick up the
second load datum, so it makes sense on the code level at least.
> Also somebody should add more documentation about initramfs (generating,
> writing scripts, producing image, the right method for chroot /
> pivot_root / ...). It took me whole week to find it out myself and I
> still have some doubths...
Yes, that would be good.
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