Re: [PATCH 1/2] bnx2: factor out gzip unpacker

From: Kyle Moffett
Date: Tue Sep 25 2007 - 00:20:32 EST

On Sep 24, 2007, at 13:32:23, Lennart Sorensen wrote:
On Fri, Sep 21, 2007 at 11:37:52PM +0100, Denys Vlasenko wrote:
But I compile net/* into bzImage. I like netbooting :)

Isn't it possible to netboot with an initramfs image? I am pretty sure I have seen some systems do exactly that.

Yeah, I've got Debian boxes that have never *not* netbooted (one Dell Op^?^?Craptiplex box whose BIOS and ACPI sucks so bad it can't even load GRUB/LILO, although Windows somehow works fine). So they boot PXELinux using the PXE boot ROM on the NICs and it loads both a kernel and an initramfs into memory. Kernel is stock Debian and hardly has enough built-in to spit at you, let alone find network/ disks, but it manages to load everything it needs off the automagically-generated initramfs.

Kyle Moffett

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