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SubjectRe: Initramfs and TMPFS!
On Sat, Aug 27, 2005 at 03:21:27AM +0000, Kent Robotti wrote:

> The purpose of the patch is to overmount ramfs/rootfs with tmpfs before
> the compressed cpio archive is unpacked and /init is run.

yes and no

there are people who want the overmount even without cpio
decompression

> But, it's only needed because the current initramfs implementation
> doesn't offer tmpfs as an option.

tmpfs isn't initialized early enough; i've hacked around this but a
cleaner solution is needed

> /init could just be a symbolic link to /sbin/init, or it could be
> some other executable (shell script etc.), but there would be no
> need to pivot or move root.

pivot is evil, it probably should be depricated
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