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|Name: mkinitrd||Distribution: Red Hat Linux Biltmore|
|Version: 1.6||Vendor: Red Hat Software|
|Release: 1||Build date: Wed Apr 16 21:48:46 1997|
|Group: Utilities/System||Build host: homer.redhat.com|
|Size: 7493||Source RPM: mkinitrd-1.6-1.src.rpm|
|Packager: Red Hat Software <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Summary: Makes an initial ramdisk|
Generic kernels can be built without drivers for any SCSI adapters which load the SCSI driver as a module. To solve the problem of allowing the kernel to read the module without being able to address the SCSI adapter, an initial ramdisk is used. That ramdisk is loaded by the operating system loader (such as lilo) and is available to the kernel as soon as it is loaded. That image is resonsible for loading the proper SCSI adapter and allowing the kernel to mount the root filesystem. This program creates such a ramdisk image using information found in /etc/conf.modules.
* Thu Apr 17 1997 Erik Troan <email@example.com> - Only use '-s' to install binaries if /usr/bin/strip is present. - Use an image size of 2500 if binaries can't be stripped (1500 otherwise) - Don't use "mount -o loop" anymore -- losetup the proper devices manually - Requires losetup, e2fsprogs * Wed Mar 12 1997 Michael K. Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org> Fixed a bug in parsing options. Changed to use a build tree, then copy the finished tree into the image after it is built. Added patches derived from ones written by Christian Hechelmann which add an option to put the kernel version number at the end of the module name and use install -s to strip binaries on the fly.
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