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

Date: Mon May 29 2000 - 12:40:33 EST

Stuart Lynne wrote:
> One of the problems we have is that there is no concise definition as to what
> the initial ramdisk support SHOULD do

Yep, that'll be in my OLS2000 paper (work in progress) which gives the
big picture on (my view of) booting concepts.

> The current documentation file is four years old and does not completely
> document the current behaviour.

Yep, it's on my to do list. There are still a few open issues (e.g. how
quickly linuxrc/change_root will move into deprecated state; plus a
weak dependency on bootimg, and related tools) that need to be sorted
out first. Late June material.

- Werner

 / Werner Almesberger, ICA, EPFL, CH /

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