Re: [CFT] initramfs patch

From: Alexander Viro (
Date: Mon Jul 30 2001 - 22:09:18 EST

On Tue, 31 Jul 2001, Keith Owens wrote:

> On Mon, 30 Jul 2001 17:56:25 -0500 (CDT),
> Jeff Garzik <> wrote:
> >Eventually I would like to see firmware uploading in initramfs,
> >instead of compiling firmware images into the kernel...
> <AOL>Me too</AOL>. Building the firmware images as part of kbuild is
> wrong, they should be in separate user space packages. One of my
> biggest problems with kbuild 2.5 was supporting the firmware build for
> sound and SCSI cards in the kernel, it is all ugly special case code.

<shrug> Once the late-boot stuff is stable - why not? It's clearly
separate patch and I suspect that the trickiest part will be
to come up with a reasonable way of telling make process what to
put into the archive.

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