[klibc] initramfs as an initrd replacement

Bryan O'Sullivan bos at serpentine.com
Mon Oct 13 23:37:55 PDT 2003

On Mon, 2003-10-13 at 22:20, Daniel Toussaint wrote:

> The best I could come up with was modifying /init/do_mounts.c to skip
> over all the initrd loading stuff - then it worked. 
> My question is, is there a  way to use an initramfs archive as a
> rootfilesystem, without patching the kernel source? 

No, there isn't.  Someone submitted such a patch to Andrew Morton a few
months ago, but I don't see any trace of it in the mainline kernel as of

Maybe take a look at a recent -mm patch?


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