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

Jeff Garzik jeff at garzik.org
Tue Jul 11 12:59:28 PDT 2006

Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Tue, 11 Jul 2006, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
>> Does that mean "in kernel space", "in the kernel distribution" or "in memory
>> completely under the control by the kernel?"  That is really what this is
>> about.
> I think it's all about kernel space.
> Moving the default parsing to user space would add exactly _zero_ 
> advantage, and would add totally unnecessary complexity (ie now we need to 
> make sure that hotplug does it right - and the hotplug routines suddenly 
> change between the boot phase and the actual install).

With LVM (default RHEL and Fedora installs encourage you in that 
direction) and EVMS (device mapper), these issues already exist.

Today's default install has "partition" parsing in both the kernel and 
userspace...  talk about complexity :)


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