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SubjectRe: / on ramfs, possible?
David Woodhouse wrote:
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> On Mon, 30 Oct 2000, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
>
> > Pardon?! This doesn't make any sense...
> >
> > The question was: how do switch from the initrd to using the ramfs as /?
> > Using pivot_root should do it (after the pivot, you can of course nuke
> > the initrd ramdisk.)
>
> My question is: What do you want to do that for? You can nuke the initrd
> ramdisk, but you can't drop the rd.c code, or ll_rw_blk.c code, etc. So
> why not just keep your root filesystem in the initrd where it started off?

ramfs size is far more dynamic than rd, and it shrinks as well as grows.

Unless you are creating a lot of temporary files and such, though,
initrd is indeed a much better solution from many perspectives. (IMHO)

Jeff


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