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[PATCH 2.5] initramfs fix

Subject: [PATCH 2.5] initramfs fix
From: Brian Murphy <>
Date: Thu, 07 Nov 2002 23:03:14 +0100
Original-recipient: rfc822;
        I have had a little problem with initramfs, Finally I have
found out that the problem is that when I make a flash image I do an
objcopy of the kernel image to get something which can be flashed.
Unfortunately objcopy thinks that the .init.initramfs is a useless section
and throws it away because it does not have the alloc flag set.
Here is a fix.


Index: usr/Makefile
RCS file: /home/cvs/linux/usr/Makefile,v
retrieving revision 1.1
diff -u -r1.1 Makefile
--- usr/Makefile        5 Nov 2002 15:18:25 -0000       1.1
+++ usr/Makefile        7 Nov 2002 21:59:31 -0000
@@ -17,6 +17,7 @@
                --only-section=.init.initramfs \
                --add-section=.init.initramfs=$(obj)/initramfs_data.cpio.gz \
+               --set-section-flags .init.initramfs=alloc \
                $(obj)/empty.o $(obj)/initramfs_data.o
        $(STRIP) -s $(obj)/initramfs_data.o

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