[parisc-linux] initrd/ramdisk-Status...

Matthew Wilcox Matthew.Wilcox@genedata.com
Tue, 24 Aug 1999 22:38:15 +0200

On Tue, Aug 24, 1999 at 09:11:58PM +0200, Helge Deller wrote:
> I programmed it in such a way, that the bootable image in arch/parisc/boot/
> holds a directory-structure for up to 63 possible ramdisks, which can be
> selected during boot via initrd=<number> or initrd=<name>.  
> The reason for adding support for multiple ramdisks is, that distributions
> later can add easier support for multiple/different machines in one bootfile.

Hang on, this doesn't make sense.  There should be no difference between
the binaries, the only difference should be the kernels.  I believe the
plan is to put UFS-reading code into the bootloader in any case (mkp?)
which makes all this a temporary hack; as it should be.

Matthew Wilcox <willy@bofh.ai>
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