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Re: Options MEMORY_DISK_SERVER
On 02-Jan-2008 Perry E. Metzger wrote:
> It has no ability to read individual blocks into RAM? That's very
> odd. If that's the case, how can you write something to boot off the
> hard drive?
Same trick. It simply looks for the magical partition, and just reads the
entire contents into RAM. What it lacks is a callback of any kind to allow you
to write a driver.
AIX boots by just directly loading the kernel from this magical partition.
They don't even bother with a bootloader.
Tim Rightnour <root%garbled.net@localhost>
NetBSD: Free multi-architecture OS http://www.netbsd.org/
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