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Re: preliminary patch for initrd support in Mach

From: olafBuddenhagen
Subject: Re: preliminary patch for initrd support in Mach
Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2010 05:25:48 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.19 (2009-01-05)


On Mon, Jun 14, 2010 at 05:27:12PM +0800, Da Zheng wrote:
> On 10-6-14 ??????3:00, olafBuddenhagen@gmx.net wrote:

> > 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?

I hope we can avoid that, see


(I have written down some additional thoughts on this in my thesis

The initrd support we are talking about here is *only* for the
Debian-Installer -- not because we consider it a superior solution, but
simply to keep the changes minimal...


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