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

To: Kumba <kumba@gentoo.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH]: Rewrite of arch/mips/ramdisk/
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
Date: Mon, 15 Nov 2004 18:55:14 +0100
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On Sun, Nov 14, 2004 at 02:31:18PM -0500, Kumba wrote:

> Ahh, I see.  Ralf pointed me at CONFIG_INITRAMFS_SOURCE in 2.6.10.  My 
> patch was based on 2.6.9, and I didn't exactly think this specific bit of 
> the kernel would change between 2.6.9 and 2.6.10.  Go figure.
> 
> It looks like this option, which afaict, doesn't seem to have an entry 
> anywhere in Kconfig, specifies a list of files for inclusion in a cpio 
> archive that's bundled into the kernel.  My question then is, can a 
> lookback-mountable filesystem image be included in this list, and the 
> kernel, given /dev/ram0 as root, know to mount and use the loopback image?

I guess you and many others don't realize the speed of the Linux evolution
these days.  Between 2.6.10-rc1 and 2.6.10-rc2 there's about 9MB of
patches.  Even if much of the code is not changing - the halftime for
patches has reduced quite a bit ...

  Ralf

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