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Re: Make ipconfig.c work as a loadable module.

To: Alan Cox <alan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Make ipconfig.c work as a loadable module.
From: malware@xxxxxxxxxxx (Michael Mueller)
Date: Fri, 07 Mar 2003 22:33:07 +0100
Cc: Russell King <rmk@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Jeff Garzik <jgarzik@xxxxxxxxx>, Robin Holt <holt@xxxxxxx>, Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx
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Hi Alan,

you wrote:
> > Sorry, but I must join Russel here. I have atleast one machine which has
> > a bootloader able to load exactly one file only. There is currently no
> > way to load an initrd. It would need to implement the whole (BOOTP+)TFTP
> > stuff again, just to get the initrd. So I was quite happy linux 2.4
> > still knows about mounting a NFS root filesystem without user-space
> > help.
> 
> Just glue the initrd to the kernel. This is not rocket science

Do you have a sort of glue fixing the ramdisk support on m68k to support
physically non-continous memory too? Otherwhise I have only 1 MiB for
the whole initrd.

So hopefully the removal of ipconfig.c, if decided for, does not
propagate back into the 2.4 series. It would add a heap of useless work
to do, just to get it up again.


Michael

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