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    SubjectRe: Announce: initrd-tftp 0.1
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    > > Then they can support an initrd. You can have the initrd compiled into or
    > > appended to the kernel image.
    >
    > That means you have to write a mini boot loader which knows how to do that

    No you dont

    > you're subject to whatever arbitrary limits in image size the firmware
    > might have. It also means having to rebuild the kernel image file whenever

    You are subject to firmware limits anyway.

    > more memory because you have to load the initrd into the initrd space at
    > boot and then decompress/copy it into the ramdisk, rather than loading it
    > directly into the ramdisk (which would matter if you had a 6MB RAM disk on
    > an 8MB machine or something like a lot of embedded systems).

    So initrd benefits from being freed as it is decompressed. Shock horror, thats
    a useful fix for all platforms and for all possible initialisation setups.

    Alan


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