On Tue, May 07, 2002 at 12:45:38PM +0200, Florian Lohoff wrote:
> On Tue, May 07, 2002 at 12:32:49PM +0200, Guido Guenther wrote:
> > My question is now: how do i properly pass the initrd's memory address
> > to the kernel? Choices are:
> > 1) on the commandline: rd_start=0x...
> > 2) a bootparameter block like on i386 or sparc in head.S
> > 3) rely on the kernel to identify if a radisk has
> > been loaded by a magic number
> > I'd prefer (1) but it seems none of the other arches does this. Is there
> > a reason for that? If not could we just introduce a new kernel
> > commandline parameter rd_start which has a memory address as a
> > parameter. Ralf, would you let this into the kernel?
> I would do 1+3 - Give the address on the command line and let the ramdisk
> have a magic + length in the first 2 __u32.
I implemented (1) only since the kernel checks for a proper fs/gzip
magic anyway. I added this to the kernels at:
Patch is at: