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

Jeff Garzik jeff at garzik.org
Tue Jul 11 10:05:59 PDT 2006

Olaf Hering wrote:
>  On Tue, Jul 11, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
>> When you say "loop mount code" I presume you mean legacy initrd support 
>> (which doesn't use loop mounting.)  Legacy initrd support is provided to 
>> be as compatible as possible, obviously.
> Yes.
> To create the initrd you needed a loop file, at least for ext2, minix etc.
> But so far, the arguments are not convincing that kinit has to be in the
> kernel tree.

Two are IMO fairly plain:

* Makes sure you can boot the kernel you just built.

* Makes it easier to move stuff between kernel and userspace.

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