[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: 2.4 -ac kernels with Adrian Bunk's potato packages?

#include <hallo.h>
Russell Coker wrote on Wed Oct 31, 2001 um 04:40:05PM:

> > Sorry, that is not true: look in drivers/block/rd.c - in upstream
> > source, the cramfs is not included in the list of autodetected
> > filesystems. The needed modification is trivial, no idea why kernel guys
> > droped the support.
> More than that is needed.  Make merely that change and the result will not be 
> a system that is able to boot with a cramfs initrd.

Eh, what?

> Also once you get it working the kernel will still give errors if you mount a 
> cramfs file system on a running machine (instead of having it only mount 
> during the boot process).

Eh, what are you talking about? Which errors? The only bug is the missing
cramfs detection in the initrd code. I cannot see why this should make
later mount ability fail in any way.

> But when you have cramfs working you'll find that it results in larger initrd 
> images than using romfs and offers no benefits.

Eh, what? The C in CramFS means compression. I did not know that any
other common filesystem in 2.4 supports compression, do you? So why
should it make larger images? I did allready hack mkinitrd to use
genromfs, but I ended up with too big initrd images.

Du kannst vor einer leeren Schüssel verhungern in der Erwartung, daß
genau dorthinein eine Ente vom Himmel fällt, die am Herzinfarkt
gestorben ist.                                      (Steffen Bendix)

Reply to: