[klibc] Early-userspace and swapping
H. Peter Anvin
hpa at zytor.com
Sun Nov 30 12:12:54 PST 2003
Bryan O'Sullivan wrote:
>> I figure that with all these subsystems being planned to be put
>>in initramfs it might me a good idea to have that memory swapped out
>>since I've seen a lot of embedded systems with little ram but lots of HD
> Actually, I wouldn't expect that to be necessary. The most likely use
> of initramfs is to have just enough contents to make it possible to boot
> into a more normal userspace; we're not talking about more than a few
> hundred Kbytes. The main things that belong there from a functionality
> standpoint are udev, dm, and kinit, and they don't amount to much.
Also, you're unlikely to have access to swap at that point.
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