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SubjectRe: Initramfs and TMPFS!
From wrote:
> >On Thu, Aug 25, 2005 at 12:35:22AM -0400, robotti@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> >I don't know, because tar is probably more widely used and
> >consequently people are more familiar with how to use it.
> >>As I said before, the cpio format is cleaner/easier to parse in the
> >>kernel. Everyone has cpio probably so using tar isn't necessary.
> Cpio is perhaps as available as tar, but it's not as used as tar.
> Unless tar would be inordinately larger than a cpio implementation
> (I can't imagine, but I'm not a coder!) I would prefer it.

There are literaly dozens of "tar" formats around, cpio is much more
standardized (and simpler).
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