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Sun Oct 5 19:23:31 EDT 2008
> > On a related topic, I would like to see us start bundling the initrd
> > into the kernel image. It's certainly possible to do that with existing
> "into"? i'd rather see it simply concatenated,
By "into", I mean "in the same file".
The existing kernel mechanism that I have looked at involves using the
linker to bind the kernel with the initramfs, creating symbols that tell
the kernel the location and size. See
Documentation/filesystems/ramfs-roofs-initramfs.txt , especially the
"Populating initramfs:" section.
I don't have strong feelings about the mechanism that is used. The
method that is already in the kernel source seems like a good choice
unless it has problems.
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