[klibc] initramfs as an initrd replacement

Bryan O'Sullivan bos at serpentine.com
Tue Oct 21 11:17:29 PDT 2003

On Tue, 2003-10-21 at 10:14, Rogelio Serrano wrote:

Please use a mailer that wraps your lines properly.

> Well i read through the code and see that initramfs is being run by default. I configured out initrd and still im seeing nothing but of course populate_root() is always run. I will try customising my own initramfs archive and see what happens. 

You'll need to patch the kernel so that it doesn't try to mount a root
device on top of initramfs, or you'll never get to execute anything
inside of the initramfs filesystem.

> Using initrd even with -mm patches just dont work with cramfs anymore.

I've had no problems with ext2-based initrd.  If you're having problems
with cramfs, you should report them.  I don't recall seeing anything on


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