[CentOS] couple questions about initrd.img
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Mon Sep 27 06:09:44 EDT 2010
From: Robert P. J. Day <rpjday at crashcourse.ca>
> first, while the cpio archive physically contains a number of basic
> /dev special files, the top-level "init" script runs "mknod" to create
> them all, anyway. not a big deal, but is it fair to say that
> populating the initrd.img with those initial /dev files is redundant
> since init creates them all, anyway?
Maybe needed before the top-level "init" script...?
Or do you mean the mknod is called before the extraction of the initrd.img?
> also, i note that that "init" script appears to call a couple
> scripts/commands that don't exist in the initrd, such as hotplug and
> mkblkdevs. again, not a big deal but if i show the students what's in
> that initrd, chances are someone's going to notice the above and ask
> about it, so i might as well have an answer. thanks.
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