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Re: [PATCH]: Rewrite of arch/mips/ramdisk/

Subject: Re: [PATCH]: Rewrite of arch/mips/ramdisk/
From: Kumba <>
Date: Sun, 14 Nov 2004 12:25:15 -0500
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Christoph Hellwig wrote:

So why do you keep it instead of using initramfs as you should - which
is the portable method useable on all ports.

Not sure I'm following what you're asking/referring to. This is for an embedded filesystem initrd, like for a small busybox-based initrd, useful for netboot images and the like. From looking at the initramfs stuff in usr/, that looks to be specific for linking config.gz into the kernel, and not configurable to link in a filesystem-based initrd.

I basically mimiced the method in usr/ for arch/mips/ramdisk/. If there's some more global mechanism for utilizing this and tying in an initrd, then I didn't see it. The current code in arch/mips/ramdisk/ is virtually the same as the stuff in arch/sh/ramdisk/, so it doesn't look like any kind of code sharing is going on between the various ports that have an optional embedded ramdisk.


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