Initrd partition for fix kernel and modules possible incompatibilities by upgrade

Tomasz Czapiewski xeros at
Mon Aug 11 13:11:37 CEST 2008

I've been thinking about this since some time and I'd like to know why 
don't you make one more partition with initrd which would have some 
needed modules and basic scripts for proper complete OpenMoko boot (for 
example: g_ether etc. - I don't know which modules are used in boot 
process - my FR didn't arrive yet).
In this way with flashing kernel it will need to flash the initrd, too, 
but wont make problems when kernel modules are not upgraded on rootfs.
Something simmilar is already used by other Linux distributions for not 
need to compile many modules as built-in in kernel.
This initrd partition would be overmounted with rootfs by these basic 
scripts in boot process.
This way it would not need to flash rootfs (and loose data there) in case 
of any upgrade problems.

Please correct me if I'm wrong - it's just basic theoretical thinking - I 
didn't have FR in my hands yet nor I looked at the OpenMoko filesystem.

With Regards,
Tomasz Czapiewski

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