Re: patch for Documentation/initrd.txt?

From: H. Peter Anvin
Date: Thu Jul 27 2006 - 14:50:30 EST

Al Boldi wrote:

Thanks for your very useful docPatch!

OT, but your docPatch made me think of another way to init the kernel; via tmpfs, i.e. initTmpFS.

Can anybody see how that could be useful?

Useful, yes, but this has turned out to be fairly complex. tmpfs needs a *LOT* more of the system to be fully operational than ramfs, and the rootfs is initialized very early on, since one of its purposes is to eliminate special cases.

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