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Re: initramfs breakage with 64-bits kernels?

To: Florian Fainelli <>
Subject: Re: initramfs breakage with 64-bits kernels?
From: Geert Uytterhoeven <>
Date: Sun, 3 May 2009 10:19:56 +0200
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On Thu, Apr 30, 2009 at 21:41, Florian Fainelli <> wrote:
> I have been trying to get a 2.6.29 64-bits kernel for Cavium Octeon to work
> with a 32-bits userland in an initramfs. While booting, the kernel does not
> find the initramfs due to the check against initrd_start in populate_rootfs
> (init/initramfs.c) failing.

You mean the test for initrd_start being non-zero? Is your initramfs really at
address zero?



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