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SubjectRe: [Ksummit-2008-discuss] RFC: Moving firmware blobs out of the kernel.
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On Fri, 2008-05-30 at 10:31 +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> 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.

Its my own convenience I'm serving here. I hardly ever do a local
install. And for the old machines a local build just isn't even an
option.

It's what benh said; I just want a single netbootable image. And cross
buildling initrds is just impossible - which makes the whole solution
useless.



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