Tue Feb 24 00:15:45 CET 2004
I just compiled the latest busybox( again ). Created
a new ramdisk image with it. Then build a kernel
using both. It booted! :) So now it's down to
testing pivot_root and a linuxrc config. Thanks for
the info below. With any luck I should have some good
news later this evening.
--- Francois-Rene Rideau <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 23, 2004 at 04:42:30PM -0500,
> email@example.com wrote:
> > I wasn't "willing" to sacrifice the 2MB of memory
> > I just didn't know how to program around it. Never
> attribute to
> > malevolence what you can explain with
> Actually, you know, after having learnt the hard way
> about 0xC005C080,
> I took it as a honor and a priviledge that you would
> let me
> put in the kernel the lines that program around this
> "interesting feature".
> > I agree that we could make the ramdisk larger
> > if there is a way to get rid of it later.
> We *know* from Documentation/initrd.txt that we can
> get rid of it later;
> it's just a SMOP. So I vote for a maximal busybox in
> our default ramdisk.
> > If you want to checking a more feature-enabled
> > please do so.
> Thanks. I won't be able to hack for one day or two,
> but I definitely will if no one does it in the
> > On a larger ramdisk, I would also enable telnetd,
> > the network with dhcpcd and start multiple virtual
> > terminals.
> Beware: pivot_root mightn't like programs already
> on other virtual terminals. More accurately, after
> the pivot_root,
> you must umount the initrd, and then flush the
> but you can't umount the initrd if processes still
> use it
> (even if it's only having their cwd pointing to it).
> > Too bad my favorite editor won't fit onto the
> > ramdisk. No,
> > don't guess - it's not WordStar: it's emacs ;-)
> Yes, Emacs rules, VI sucks!
> Anyone who disagrees will be fired from the project!
> > Using my Debian distro, it takes 30 seconds to
> come up.
> Oh, so you tried it. Ahem.
> Maybe we can trim the default emacs configuration
> so that it will start faster?
> Will be one of my future projects...
> > PS. Thanks for fixing the keyboard. It's really
> > to have command line history and to be able to use
> > cursor keys correctly ;-)
> Actually, you had command line history with C-p and
> just like in Emacs :)
> OK, so can anyone more knowledgeable than I (or
> willing to become so)
> fix the lack of cursor? I suppose there's something
> to do in sa1100fb.c.
> [ François-René ÐVB Rideau | Reflection&Cybernethics
> | http://fare.tunes.org ]
> [ TUNES project for a Free Reflective Computing
> System | http://tunes.org ]
> I have more, not less, problems with free software
> than with proprietary
> software! Because the few problems I have with
> proprietary software are all
> showstoppers; with free software, they get solved,
> until the next one shows up.
> -- Faré
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