Terry Lambert wrote:
> Greg Lehey wrote:
> > Since then, it has become possible for the loader to load modules
> > before booting the kernel. This means that, theoretically, it would
> > be possible to have a JFS root file system. Given the strong
> > opposition to the GPL in some factions of the FreeBSD project, I don't
> > see this happening any time soon, especially since we still don't know
> > if it will buy us anything.
> OK, I load the kernel from the JFS. I mount the root FS, which
> is a JFS. I read the module "jfs.ko" from the JFS so that I can
> mount the root FS, which is a JFS, so I can read the module "jfs.ko"
> from the JFS so that I can mount the root FS, which is a JFS, so I
> can read the module "jfs.ko" from the JFS so that I can mount the
> root FS, which is a JFS, so I can...
> Do you see the problem yet?
It is not a problem. The *kernel* does not load jfs.ko, it is loader
itself. There is no reason why a trivial non-gpl jfs reader couldn't be
written for boot2 and loader if the need was great enough. Or have /boot
as a seperate file system (eg: UFS or FAT32). We do this on IA64 where
/boot is a FAT32 filesystem (not exactly, but close enough. I usually
mount it on /efi and make /boot/ a symlink to /efi/boot so that in EFI
we have a /boot as well).
Peter Wemm - [EMAIL PROTECTED]; [EMAIL PROTECTED]; [EMAIL PROTECTED]
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