Reboot?

Mike Hernandez sequethin at gmail.com
Tue Apr 26 06:13:09 PDT 2005


On 4/26/05, Jeremy Huntwork <jhuntwork at linuxfromscratch.org> wrote:
> Hi All,
> 
> Just wanted to clarify something. In the current cross-lfs book that is
> under development, as well as some of the threads in discussing the
> cross-lfs book, we've been using the term 'Reboot' when talking about
> that point in the build where we've been compiling cross-tools for a
> different arch, and now we want to build the rest of the system on that
> arch.
> 
> I see that as a potential point of confusion. While we *could* reboot
> the machine if we're building for the same arch (or same family, i.e.,
> x86 > x86_64) using the term 'Reboot' won't necessarily be always
> accurate, esp in those cases where we started building the cross-tools
> on a totally different arch.
> 
> Perhaps I'm being a bit technical here, but I think we should say what
> we really mean. IMO, "Reboot" just doesn't quite fit. Perhaps "Boot
> Target Machine with New Kernel" - I know that's a bit long, but I'm open
> to suggestions.
> 

As someone who doesn't really know the details of what you're talking
about, the idea of reboot meaning something other than restarting the
machine (or init 6, etc)  is definitely something that ought to be
explained.

Mike



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