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

Linus Torvalds torvalds at osdl.org
Tue Jul 11 12:29:27 PDT 2006

On Tue, 11 Jul 2006, Olaf Hering wrote:
> > 
> > It's a proposal, and I personally think it makes sense.  If done, it is 
> > obviously very important that it doesn't change the overall operation of 
> > the system.
> I think you can have that today, parted uses BLKPG to add and remoe
> things. No idea what the benefit would be, but thats not relavant for
> kinit or no kinit.

The notion that the kernel itself should do no partition parsing at all 
was advocated by Andries Brouwer. I violently disagree. Anything that the 
lack of which makes a normal system basically unusable should go into the 

Yes, the kernel rules are heuristics, but so would inevitably any 
user-level rules be too, so I don't want to move partition detection to 
initrd or similar.


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