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SubjectRe: Initramfs and TMPFS!
On Thu, Aug 25, 2005 at 08:05:32PM +0100, Alan Jenkins wrote:

> I'm curious as to why the kernel has to include the decoder - why
> you can't just run a self-extracting executable in an empty
> initramfs (with a preset capacity if needs be).

You could do tht right now if you wished.

We just support decompression in the kernel because it's not overly
painful to do so (the code exists and works fairly well for the most
part). The code to do so isn't ver large and it's marked __init too
(well, it should be).

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