Subject: Re: mdsetimage vs rdsetroot
To: Jeremy Cooper <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/13/1997 10:49:38
On Fri, 13 Jun 1997 00:22:52 -0700 (PDT) 
 Jeremy Cooper <> wrote:

 > > ...for some definition thereof... rdsetroot should be deprecated.
 > > mdsetimage includes support for more executable formats.
 > I should have been more detailed in my answer.  ``rdsetroot.c'' is a
 > utility for setting the RAM Disk image in a sun3 RAMDISK kernel.  It is
 > not used to configure a /dev/mdXX device.

Yes, I know what it does... Take a look at what mdsetimage does...

It sets the root ramdisk image in any port's kernel, and understands
a.out, ecoff, elf32, and elf64.

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