Driver & kernel initialisation

Bas Mevissen (
Fri, 13 Dec 1996 09:54:55 +0100 (MET)

Hello Linus,

Congratulations !

Hello all,

What about merging a database file with the kernel image (or always using an
initial ramdisk) with the followin info:

1) Kernel initialising parameters (like the command line options)
2) Module(s) initialising parameters and options to kerneld
(like /etc/conf.modules) (Is it possible to make kerneld a kernel
3) Options for PNP support. (Yes, it will come to the kernel in future)

Then all 'difficult' parameters are managed centrally. The main advantage of
this is that you can make a kernel with all disk and fs support as a module:
you insmod the appropiat modules at boot time.

This needs some polishing, but I hope this is a good start....
For example to build a simple file system support for the initrd that is
always available.


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