Re: Booting a modular kernel through a multiple streams file

From: Alexander Viro (
Date: Sat Dec 22 2001 - 21:10:33 EST

On 22 Dec 2001, H. Peter Anvin wrote:

> Followup to: <>
> By author: Dave Cinege <>
> In newsgroup:
> >
> > Deja Vu: *shrug* Your "all they have to do" is quite heavy.
> > (boot loader must implement full cpio/tar[/gzip}
> >
> cpio is trivial. tar is a bit more painful, but not too bad. gzip is
> unacceptable, but should not be required.

tar is ugly as hell and not going to be supported on the kernel side.

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