nALFS2 development

Jeremy Huntwork jhuntwork at
Fri Aug 6 17:09:48 PDT 2004

On Fri, 2004-08-06 at 07:37 -0700, Kevin P. Fleming wrote:
> Jeremy Huntwork wrote:
> > This can be avoided. You don't need the toolchain, etc in the initramfs.
> > What I was suggesting was only that initramfs sets up a net connection,
> > formats the hd, and then downloads the toolchain, libraries, etc from a
> > dedicated server.  You would certainly want to keep the initramfs as
> > small as possible, many of these functions I'm sure could be built into
> > a C init.
> Ahh, OK, I had missed that part of your message. That would mean 
> creating some type of "temporary" filesystem on a local disk, which 
> would then have to be removed once the real build was completed, right? 

Just finished building a Chap. 5 /tools dir, which is what we would
essentially need for the temp system, and tarred and bzipped it.  It's
about 32M, which isn't too bad, I'd say.

Jeremy Huntwork

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