[syslinux] SYSLINUX 3.05 released
Luciano Miguel Ferreira Rocha
strange at nsk.no-ip.org
Mon Jan 10 15:12:40 PST 2005
On Mon, Jan 10, 2005 at 02:52:10PM -0800, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> Paolo Salvan wrote:
> >Some lines of your change-log have captured my attention:
> >> * The initrd= option now supports multiple filenames separated
> >> by commas. This is mostly useful for initramfs, which can
> >> be composed of multiple separate cpio or cpio.gz archives.
> >> (Note: all files except the last one are zero-padded to a 4K
> >> page boundary. This should not affect initramfs.)
> >...Is this feature something related with the feature I asked the
> >2004.10.27 in
> >the "[syslinux] Passing one more file after initrd to the kernel..." mail?
> >To save your time, this is the text of that mail I sent:
> It could be used that way, but you would have to wrap the file in a cpio
I take this change to ask a couple of questions about the
initrd/initramfs boot process:
Does the gunzip code in the kernel uncompresses multiple chunks,
compressed independently, into a single block?
Does the kernel, in initramfs case, unpack multiple cpio archives
appended one to the other?
I think the answer is positive for both questions, but I wanted an
authoritative one. :)
> The real way to put this together is under development.
> Note, you can't concatenate initrd, only initramfs.
Do you mean that it has no effect on the mounted filesystem, but the block
device gets the full data, or that it's a syslinux limitation?
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