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

Subject: Re: [PATCH]: Rewrite of arch/mips/ramdisk/
From: Kumba <>
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.


"Such is oft the course of deeds that move the wheels of the world: small hands do them because they must, while the eyes of the great are elsewhere." --Elrond

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