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Re: [PATCH] Split of the normal mode

From: Bean
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Split of the normal mode
Date: Sun, 29 Mar 2009 20:09:05 +0800


Some of my consideration about splitting of normal mode.

1, In some environment, we have size limit of the boot image.
Normal.mod is too big, and rescue mode has too little functionality.
Using the split method, we could combine modules in anyway we wanted.

2, Speaking of linux, it's actually doing the same thing. The kernel
is in vmlinuz, while the initialization script is in initrd.img. We
don't want the user to enter those commands manually, a default
boot.cfg should be used by grub-mkimage.

3. Currently, the structure of normal.mod just mix things together to
a point that make modification difficult, if not impossible. For
example, the current bash script engine is not quite suitable for gui
interaction. With the split mode, we could develop a new parser
without interfere with existing function.


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