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Re: [MIPS] Remove the RAMROOT function for msp71xx

To: Shane McDonald <>
Subject: Re: [MIPS] Remove the RAMROOT function for msp71xx
From: Christoph Hellwig <>
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2009 14:10:14 +0200
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On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 05:00:27PM -0600, Shane McDonald wrote:
> The RAMROOT function was a successful but non-portable attempt to append
> the root filesystem to the end of the kernel image.  The preferred and
> portable solution is to use an initramfs instead.  This patch removes
> the RAMROOT functionality.
> This patch has been compile-tested against the current HEAD.
> Signed-off-by: Shane McDonald <>
> ---
>  arch/mips/pmc-sierra/Kconfig            |   12 ------
>  arch/mips/pmc-sierra/msp71xx/msp_prom.c |   60 
> +------------------------------

Looks good to me, but now a build of drivers/mtd/maps/pmcmsp-ramroot.c
will fail.  Given that it's useless now you should probably remove it,

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