[klibc] [patch 00/12] ipconfig and nfsmount compatibility with glibc

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Sun May 22 17:21:15 PDT 2005

Erik van Konijnenburg wrote:
> Oops, my description was a bit sloppy; sorry about that.  The program in
> question (working name: trymount) is not intended as a kinit replacement
> but as a smaller building block to be used in the context of an init
> script, either on an initrd or initramfs.  In the script, it comes after
> module loading and before an optional interactive shell for debugging
> and the switch to the final root device.
> Different program with a different name and a different purpose; the
> only reason to describe it as a rewrite of kinit is that while building
> it, I payed very close attention to the magic you used to reliably
> integrate ipconfig and nfsmount.

Okay, that makes a lot more sense.

I'm actually in the middle of a rewrite of kinit at the moment; there 
are a lot of things about the program that have bugged me for a long 
time, and I don't think that achieving integration with the kernel is 
really possible without that step.


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