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Re: head.S and init_task.c vs addinitrd

To: Guido Guenther <>
Subject: Re: head.S and init_task.c vs addinitrd
From: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <>
Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2002 14:49:11 +0200 (MET DST)
In-reply-to: <20020413192811.GA25750@bogon.ms20.nix>
Organization: Technical University of Gdansk
On Sat, 13 Apr 2002, Guido Guenther wrote:

> some of the recent head.S/init_task.c changes break addinitrd. In 2.4.16
> we had two segments which allowed elf2ecoff to put everything (besides
> bss) into one text section (dropping REGINFO) in the ecoff image leaving
> the data section emtpy. Addinitrd then later merged the initial ramdisk
> into that empty data section.

 Hmm, isn't that broken?  I believe an initial RAM disk should be added to
an ELF image, before converting it to ECOFF.  Not everyone uses ECOFF and
ELF is the "canonical" executable format for Linux.  Everything else is a

+  Maciej W. Rozycki, Technical University of Gdansk, Poland   +
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