[klibc] initramfs memory requirements

Andreas Jellinghaus aj at ciphirelabs.com
Tue Mar 22 06:21:22 PST 2005


please correct me if I'm wrong:
 - the kernel needs enough ram for the compressed initramfs and the
   same files decompressed, so it can decompress the files and boot
   the /init on the initramfs.
 - if the kernel does not have enough ram, it will kernel panic.

my tests were done on a server with 256 mb ram and a 80MB
compressed initrd. I removed some packages and now it fits
and the kernel no longer segfaults. I know this is maybe not
the intendet audience for initramfs, but otherwise it works

Regards, Andreas

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