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Bug#465122: dd uses a lot of memory

Martin Michlmayr wrote:
> * Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org> [2008-02-10 14:55]:
> > Since dd is run with ibs= the full image size, quite a lot of ram is
> > needed to run flash-kernel. I just had it die when running it from
> > within d-i without swap mounted. I think that using a smaller input
> > buffer size would be a generally good idea, it might even make
> > flash-kernel perform better on systems with swap, since they won't
> > need to swap out 3.4 mb of stuff.
> Do you have a patch? :)

Not yet. Do you remember why it uses ibs?

see shy jo

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