Re: [2.5] initrd/mkinitrd still not working

From: Michal Jaegermann (
Date: Mon Jan 20 2003 - 21:18:38 EST

On Mon, Jan 20, 2003 at 08:35:46PM +0100, Sam Ravnborg wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 20, 2003 at 07:19:21PM +0000, John Levon wrote:
> > Ooops, I was mis-remembering commit logs. I meant :
> >
> >!-|index.html|stats|!+|index.html|ChangeSet
> OK, this is something else.
> Making the shift to the extension .ko allowed the syntax:
> make fs/ext2/ext2.ko or whatever module we want to build.
> Thats very nice when developing on a module to speed up things.

Well, yes, but while installing into a final location all these .ko
files could be renamed to have .o extensions. This would avoid
screwing up user-space utilities. It is not that difficult to
fix mkinitrd to try _both_ ways (I do not know how many folks runs
exclusively 2.5 kernels) but who knows how many other things
will have to be modified introducing gratituos incompatibilities.

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