[LinuxBIOS] r38 - buildrom-devel/skeleton/bin

Uwe Hermann uwe at hermann-uwe.de
Tue Sep 25 02:29:24 CEST 2007

On Tue, Sep 25, 2007 at 12:12:17AM +0200, svn at openbios.org wrote:
> This patch makes sure that specifying an initrd in the LAB config file is
> actually respected (that was a bug).
> It also moves the LAB config file to /lab.conf on the first partition. The
> kexec binary is now also expected to live in /kexec on the first partition. 

Both should be a config option of course, as this is heavily dependent
on the respective setup you use.

> The reason for putting the LAB config file and kexec binary in / on partition 1
> rather than /etc and /sbin respectively, is that often (at least in our setups)
> /boot is the first partition, and is a simple software raid-1 across however
> many disks there are in the system. The rest of the partitions can be software
> raid-5, LVM on sw raid, etc. We do things this way because GRUB does not
> understand software raid nor LVM.

Which could change with GRUB2, I think there were some plans at least.

> Not needing MD or LVM drivers in the kernel that lives in rom makes it smaller,
> which is desirable. Putting a static kexec in / on the first partition means

This may be a stupid question, but is it possible to put kexec in the
ROM, too? Yes, it consumes some space, but I'm curious if it would be

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