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Just When You Thought Your Favourite Dev Is Out Of Ideas... He Comes Up With This
ok so alot are complaining how we can't flash kernel away from the pc among other things (which ill get to later ), (mostly @One-X-master)
so i looked for a way to get around this and found Kexec as the answer.
In computing, kexec (kernel execution) is a mechanism of the Linux kernel that allows "live" booting of a new kernel "over" the currently running kernel. kexec skips the bootloader stage (hardware initialization phase by the firmware or BIOS) and directly loads the new kernel into memory, where it starts executing immediately. This avoids the long times associated with a full reboot,and can help systems to meet high-availability requirements by minimizing downtime.
however, with that comes managing online hardware which is somewhat problematic,
thus that prompted few people to come up with an ingenious solution called Kexec-hardboot.
All of that with some ramdisk tweak allowed me to set a kernel at boot and restart to it,Kexec-hardboot:This works by loading the kernel into memory and force restarting the phone with new kernel.
avoiding having to flash it in the 1st place
Updating the kernel is called flashing..
A Flash is also what precedes Thunder
its also refered to as Lightning, Thus I came up with the name Kernel Lighter
Lighter= To Set Things On Fire/To Ignite (The Kernel)
Thus this is a kernel igniter
I Know, i've got to much time on my hand.
If you have a smart name, please do suggest.
Special Thanks:@Tasssadar: For His N7 Port, which made this port a breeze and for his help in debugging.
@Alex-V: Currently using his kernel as Base Kexec Kernel.
@Androguide.fr: For his recovery-less flash method.
@amarullz: For His AromaFM Source Code.
@LlabTooFeR: For His Stock Kernel.
@faux123: For His Kernel Source.
@mkasick: For The Original Port.