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Re: preliminary patch for initrd support in Mach


From: Da Zheng
Subject: Re: preliminary patch for initrd support in Mach
Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2010 17:27:12 +0800
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On 10-6-14 下午3:00, address@hidden wrote:
>> or that modifying Mach for this purpose is misguided and should be
>> avoided (for instance by embedding the initrd in a dedicated section
>> of an elf module).
> 
> Hm... I don't remember this variont actually being mentioned on IRC --
> but I think it indeed was brought up in the original discussion on the
> list a couple of months ago.
> 
> I'd certainly prefer a solution that doesn't require kernel support --
> though the implementation will probably be more complicated.
> 
> Also, having the initrd implementation in a userspace process will
> require some changes in the bootstrap process... OTOH, these will be
> necessary for userspace drivers anyways.
If we have initrd implemented, isn't it enough just to put the userspace driver
in the initrd image?

Zheng Da



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