Re: Future directions in kernel/driver configuration

Tyson D Sawyer (
Fri, 6 Sep 1996 05:10:31 -0400 (EDT)

> It seems like this could be a nice replacement for the current scheme
> of having different object files for drivers compiled as loadable
> modules, or compiled to be linked directly into the kernel. Also, it
> makes most configuration options link-time instead of compile-time.
> What do people think about this as a way of revamping how kernels are
> configured for different driver sets? I plan to finish implementing
> it for PCMCIA, at least, which should be a sort of proof-of-concept.

This sound a WHOLE lot like initrd that is already implemented. Have
you seed Documentation/inited.txt?