[klibc] Re: [PATCH - RFC] Move initramfs configuration to "General setup"

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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