initramfs and where user space truly begins
Posted Jul 13, 2006 16:40 UTC (Thu) by dlang
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any portions that the kernel requires (kinit for example) need to be pulled in automagicly.
this could be as simple as having a directory under the source three /initramfs such that anything that's in there gets used to create the initramfs (and the kernel compiles kinit and any other required pieces and puts them in there)
or any other method of makeing a default initramfs that provides hooks so that the distros can add their own stuff in.
the point I'm looking for is that today you can make a monolithic kernel by make *config && make and then use the resulting file on any compatable machine and it's sufficiant to boot the machine. if initramfs is made mandatory then it needs to be equally simple to manage.
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