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Re: [MIPS] Remove the RAMROOT function for msp71xx

To: Christoph Hellwig <>
Subject: Re: [MIPS] Remove the RAMROOT function for msp71xx
From: Shane McDonald <>
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2009 08:11:25 -0600
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Hi Christoph:

On Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 6:10 AM, Christoph Hellwig <> wrote:
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,
 Yes, definitely.  I wanted to get this patch through before submitting the mtd patch.  Now that this one is accepted, I'll send off the other patch soon.

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