[klibc] curious unpacking issue
H. Peter Anvin
hpa at zytor.com
Sun Apr 9 23:17:45 PDT 2006
Aaron Griffin wrote:
> I'm not sure when exactly this started, but currently when I specify a
> ramfs image via the initrd line in grub, kinit picks it up as an
> initrd and tries (and fails) to unpack it and run linuxrc from it.
Are you sure it's kinit that's picking it up as such?
> I'm assuming this is not the intended behavior. Can anyone point me
> into the proper direction for unpacking an initramfs image ontop of
> the in-kernel image?
> Currently, I am using kernel 126.96.36.199 with klibc 1.3.2 (1.3.4 failed
> to build last I tried, so I rolled back).
If you're using a kernel with kinit, you really want to get it from my
... instead of mixing the standalone klibc with it. If you're building
your own initramfs, make sure you use "cpio -H newc" to create the
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