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From: Tomasz Chmielewski <mangoo@wpkg.org>
To: Jan Engelhardt <jengelh@linux01.gwdg.de>
Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: kernel cmdline: root=/dev/sdb1,/dev/sda1 "fallback"?
Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2007 15:09:41 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <45AE2E25.50309@wpkg.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0701171435060.18562@yvahk01.tjqt.qr>

Jan Engelhardt wrote:
>> The device is pretty small and has no keyboard, video card etc., so if it ever
>> happens to break (can be a disk failure, but also operator who messed with
>> startup scripts), it has to be opened (warranty!).
>>
>> These all unpleasant tasks could be avoided if it was possible to have a
>> "fallback" device. For example, consider this hypothetical command line:
>>
>> root=/dev/sdb1,/dev/sda1
> 
> You should use initramfs to achieve that.

All right.
I see that initramfs is attached to the kernel itself.

So it leaves me only a question: will I fit all tools into 300 kB 
(considering I'll use uClibc and busybox)?


-- 
Tomasz Chmielewski
http://wpkg.org

  reply	other threads:[~2007-01-17 14:10 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 16+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-01-17 12:58 Tomasz Chmielewski
2007-01-17 13:37 ` Jan Engelhardt
2007-01-17 14:09   ` Tomasz Chmielewski [this message]
2007-01-17 20:33     ` H. Peter Anvin
2007-01-18 10:33       ` Tomasz Chmielewski
2007-01-18 10:47         ` H. Peter Anvin
2007-01-18 11:48           ` Tomasz Chmielewski
2007-01-18 18:48             ` H. Peter Anvin
2007-01-17 13:37 ` Alon Bar-Lev
2007-01-17 13:56   ` Tomasz Chmielewski
2007-01-17 14:06     ` Alon Bar-Lev
2007-01-17 14:12       ` Jan Engelhardt
2007-01-18 10:50 Al Borchers
2007-01-18 14:21 ` Tomasz Chmielewski
2007-01-18 20:33   ` H. Peter Anvin
2007-01-19  4:12   ` Al Borchers

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