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Re: INSTALL kernel [Re: CVS commit: src/distrib]

On Tue, Nov 25, 2008 at 11:57:39AM +0000, Stephen Borrill wrote:
> >... no copying files around, no searching for boot loaders, no changing 
> >file
> >permissions or whatever. You don't even have to enter paths or NFS server
> >information on the client.
> We have a multitude of different ways to load kernels. Common ones 
> include ffs, cd9660 and tftp, but there are also dosboot, boot_fat16, grub 
> and grub on ntfs. These allow a kernel to be downloaded and then booted 
> easily by anyone.
> AIUI, kernel modules can be easily linked into kernels, so why can't we 
> offer MONOLITHIC which is GENERIC linked with modules and INSTALL which is 
> MONOLITHIC linked with miniroot.kmod. This would be analogous to the 
> "linking" of ramdisk with kernel by mdsetimage in the old world order. The 
> link would be effectively free and wouldn't increase maintenance or build 
> time (unlike the old profusion of kernels which you rightly reduced).

If we effectively can do this this would be my preffered option.
But I don't know how to do it.

Manuel Bouyer <bouyer%antioche.eu.org@localhost>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference

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