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

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Subject: Re: [PATCH]: Rewrite of arch/mips/ramdisk/
From: Kumba <kumba@gentoo.org>
Date: Mon, 15 Nov 2004 20:21:34 -0500
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Ralf Baechle wrote:

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 ...

I'm aware of the speed at which the kernel changes. What I didn't expect was that I picked the one time to try and fix mips embedded ramdisks with a more permanent fix at the same time someone else did -- just the someone else had a much better idea that applied more globally. Call it bad timing with a little bit of coincidence mixed in.

I'll have to figure out how this CONFIG_INITRAMFS_SOURCE works now (it doesn't look like the Kconfig bits are in yet, a quick grep only shows mentions in defconfigs), and then see how it can replace the older embedded ramdisk idea.


--Kumba

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