Maxim Sobolev wrote:
> > 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?
> Libstand (and hence the loader) could be extended to allow reading
> files from jfs without using any GPL'ed code. For example our loader
> can load modules from the FAT even though we do not have any M$ code.
> :) Alternatively, /boot could be placed on separate filesystem, which
> could be ufs or anything else supported by the loader.
Note that if you do a read-only JFS, you are more than half way there
to a n0n-GPL'ed implementation, so you might as well finish it off,
instead of porting the IBM code.
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