[klibc] klibc and what's the next step?

Rob Landley rob at landley.net
Mon Jul 3 11:30:45 PDT 2006

On Wednesday 28 June 2006 8:04 pm, Roman Zippel wrote:
> If you are concerned about this simply keep the whole thing optional.
> Embedded application usually know their boot device and they don't need no
> fancy initramfs.

Actually, a lot of embedded applications like initramfs because it saves 
memory (a ram block device, a filesystem driver, and filesystem overhead.)  
Don't use embedded applications as a reason _not_ to do this!

BusyBox has had explicit support for initramfs (switch_root) for several 
versions now.  I pestered HPA about building a subset of BusyBox against 
klibc (and cross-compiling klibc for non-x86 platforms) at the Consumer 
Electronics Linux Forum, but haven't had time to follow up yet.

Never bet against the cheap plastic solution.

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