[parisc-linux] MAKE initrds FAST

willy@thepuffingroup.com willy@thepuffingroup.com
Sat, 12 Feb 2000 22:51:02 -0500

An interesting project someone might want to take on:

I waste a fair bit of time copying executables from hpux to linux,
mounting a ramdisk over loopback, putting the executable into the
disk, unmounting it, copying the ramdisk back to hpux, making a new
kernel and then booting it.

If someone has some spare time, they might want to investigate using
libext2fs to build a ramdisk under HPUX.  Red Hat's mkinitrd doesn't
work like this, so can't be usefully adapted.  libext2fs is available
as part of e2fsprogs, available from most ftp sites world-wide :-)