On Mon, Jan 26, 1998 at 01:05:14AM -0500, Alex deVries wrote:
> I'm not sure if what I'm trying to do is possible. I'm trying to implement
> the same rootflags that are passwd within the kernel image in i386 into
> the MIPS kernel.
> In i386 there's a portion of the boot image reserved for these flags;
> they're things like console type, initial filesystem, initial ramdisk
> location, etc.
> It's traditionally been more important to have this feature in i386
> because there wasn't anything nice like the PROMs on MIPS or Sparcs.
> But, there _is a good reason to have it; for install or rescue images it's
> nice to be able to boot with compressed initial ramdisk within the same
> boot image without having to pass the ramdisk offset on command line
> Where in the kernel would we put this data?
If you _really_ need that you can copy the data into the .data segment
during the initialization. See arch/mips/kernel/setup.c.