Re: [PATCH] 5 year old bug in main.c (initrd). Can this please be fixed?

From: Krzysztof Halasa (
Date: Fri May 26 2000 - 04:27:58 EST

Dave Cinege <> writes:

> Then it's easy enough for them to duplicate this kernel check in userland
> at the top of /linuxrc:

Do you require that /linuxrc exist?
I'm using diskless systems using initrd with root=/dev/ram (of course)
and I don't have nor need any /linuxrc things.

> The idea is /dev/ram0 is not a usable root.

Why? My /dev/ram0 is perfectly usable as it's real root.

OTOH I have systems with a minimal initrd (16MB compressed image, but
it contains only /dev/console and my special statically linked tool which
obtains the rest of filesystem using http and then execs init). I don't
think I want to create /linuxrc just to create something.

Krzysztof Halasa
Network Administrator

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