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Re: howto pass ramdisk loaddress to kernel

To: Florian Lohoff <flo@rfc822.org>
Subject: Re: howto pass ramdisk loaddress to kernel
From: Guido Guenther <agx@sigxcpu.org>
Date: Sun, 12 May 2002 23:31:52 +0200
Cc: linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <20020511183808.GA7240@paradigm.rfc822.org>; from flo@rfc822.org on Sat, May 11, 2002 at 08:38:08PM +0200
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On Sat, May 11, 2002 at 08:38:08PM +0200, Florian Lohoff wrote:
> On Fri, May 10, 2002 at 08:37:37PM +0200, Guido Guenther wrote:
> > > I would do 1+3 - Give the address on the command line and let the ramdisk
> > > have a magic + length in the first 2 __u32.
> > I implemented (1) only since the kernel checks for a proper fs/gzip
> > magic anyway. I added this to the kernels at:
> 
> Ok ...
> 
> >  http://honk.physik.uni-konstanz.de/linux-mips/kernels/
> > Patch is at:
> >  
> > http://honk.physik.uni-konstanz.de/linux-mips/kernel-patches/ramdisk-cmdline-2002-05-09.diff
> 
> I looked at the patch and it seems it does support all sub-archs - Is that
> correct ?
It doesn't refer to any subarchitecture specific details so it can be
used by any subarch, yes.
> 
> BTW: When we boot with tip we might also compress the kernel as gzip.
That's also on my todo list for arcboot/tip22 but I'd like to get
bootfloppies fixed first.
 -- Guido

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