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SubjectRe: [Ksummit-2008-discuss] RFC: Moving firmware blobs out of the kernel.
On Thu, 29 May 2008 16:39:48 -0700
"H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com> wrote:

> Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> >
> > I certainly agree, pushing more and more into initrd just annoys the
> > hell out of me.
> >
> > I'd argue to include everything needed to build (and esp cross build) an
> > initrd into the kernel - up until that point initrds are useless.
> >
>
> I tried to push for that two years ago. I'd be more than happy to pull
> that out of the freezer.

Its kind of irrelevant if you need an initrd or not. The only question of
relevance is "does it get built when I type make all". Almost all Linux
users are using initrd without problem - because their distro ensures
"make install" and the packaged kernels do the right thing.

Alan


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