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Re: [MIPS] Resolve compile issues with msp71xx configuration

To: Shane McDonald <>
Subject: Re: [MIPS] Resolve compile issues with msp71xx configuration
From: Christoph Hellwig <>
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2009 11:21:37 +0200
Cc: Geert Uytterhoeven <>, Ralf Baechle <>,
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On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 12:21:09AM -0600, Shane McDonald wrote:
> 4. Remove the entire get_ramroot() code, both squashfs and cramfs, as
> Christoph has suggested.  I am hesitant to do this as it also affects code
> in the MTD subsystem (file maps/pmcmsp-ramroot.c), and it also loses some
> functionality on the PMC boards (putting the rootfs in RAM immediately
> following the kernel).  Perhaps there's a better way to handle this?

If the rootfs really is in ram only (and thus you discard any changes to
it) you can just use an initramfs which is a lot simpler than any of the
cramfs and squashfs hacks and supported by platform-independent code.

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