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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: Ralf Baechle <>
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2009 17:09:42 +0200
Cc: Christoph Hellwig <>, Geert Uytterhoeven <>,
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On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 08:48:52AM -0600, Shane McDonald wrote:

> > 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.
> The rootfs is ram only with a union mount of a jffs2 filesystem to retain
> changes.  The target system is a resource-constrained router board, and we
> were trying to keep everything as small as possible.  If I remember
> correctly, this code originally came over from an internal 2.4 port on an
> even more resource-constrained platform; perhaps there are better options in
> today's world.
> I will look into a better solution to this problem.  In the meantime, I'm
> hesitant to remove the existing code -- I think I prefer to leave it
> uncompilable until that solution is found.

You may want to chainsaw it into a shape were it's usable in some way -
for example with NFS root until you have a chance to sort this out.


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