Re: [CFT] initramfs patch

From: Alexander Viro (
Date: Mon Jul 30 2001 - 15:05:53 EST

On Mon, 30 Jul 2001, Alon Ziv wrote:

> I wonder... May the initramfs be used also for loading modules ???
> Hmm... it will require a pico-insmod that can run in the limited initramfs
> environment, but I believe that's all !
> Reminder-to-self: try this at home...
> This may bring the long-awaited revolution in kernel building (everything
> is a module!)

Why not? Kernel unpacks cpio archive on root (which lives on ramfs) and
starts /init. That's it - after that you are in userland and free to
do everything you would normally do. If there's a variant of insmod that
would not bring glibc for a ride...

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