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Re: Embedding rootfs with kernel

To: Domen Puncer <>
Subject: Re: Embedding rootfs with kernel
From: Marc St-Jean <>
Date: Tue, 6 Feb 2007 08:59:53 -0800
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I was also looking at initramfs but from documentation I found it,
appears to expand the cpio.gz into a tmpfs (i.e. RAM) before using

Since the cpio.gz is embedded into the kernel (i.e. RAM again),
won't this take twice the memory relative to embedding a
cramfs/squashfs directly in the kernel?

We only need read-only access and I believe these file systems
can be read in their compressed form without expanding and
consuming more RAM.


Domen Puncer wrote:
> On 05/02/07 12:41 -0800, Marc St-Jean wrote:
>  > What is the MIPS-way of embedding the rootfs with the kernel?
> For 2.6.x (on all? architectures) initramfs.
>         Domen

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