Re: x86: Passing arbitrary data from bootloader to kernel

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Hi Graeme...

On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 10:16, Graeme Russ <graeme.russ@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> What if U-Boot created a cpio archive on the fly and passed this to the
> Linux kernel as a persistent ramfs? The ramfs would be sperate fromt he
> initramfs (not used in the boot process - simply used to efficiently pass
> data from the boot loader to user-space). This could allow the passing of
> arbitrary data from the boot loader, through the kernel and into user
> space.
> Does this sound like a harebrained idea?

I have no experience in boot loader thingies and such, but I think
your idea sounds simple but efficient enough to transport the data
gathered during boot stage into user space. And it's quite platform
independent too....


Mulyadi Santosa
Freelance Linux trainer and consultant


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