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Re: Arch specific initramdisk?

To: adevries@engsoc.carleton.ca (Alex deVries)
Subject: Re: Arch specific initramdisk?
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@cobaltmicro.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Oct 1997 18:27:02 -0700 (PDT)
Cc: linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <Pine.LNX.3.95.971009185152.20315W-100000@lager.engsoc.carleton.ca> from "Alex deVries" at Oct 9, 97 06:57:29 pm
Sender: owner-linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
Hi,

> I'm trying to do kernel modifications so that initrd is supported, which
> will make installations easier.
> 
> I was a bit surprised that these weren't architecture neutral to begin
> with.  Why is this dependant on the arch? The code I've found for other
> archs is in arch/*/kernel/setup.c.
> 
> How safe is it for me to replicate the code from, say, the sparc port?  Is
> there anything I should be aware of?

The only difference between the architectures is where in memory the
initrd is being stored.  I haven't check how things work on a Sparc but
basically what we need should be at least very similar to for example
the i386 code - as far as setup.c is affected.

  Ralf

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