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SubjectRe: [PATCH]: typo in init/initramfs.c
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Jean-Paul Saman wrote:
> linux-kernel-owner@vger.kernel.org wrote on 06-12-2006 19:17:27:
> > Jean-Paul Saman wrote:
> > > In populate_rootfs() the printk on line 554. It says "Unpacking
> > > initramfs..", which is confusing because if that line is reached the
> > > code has already decided that the image is an initrd image.
> >
> > Are you sure?
>
> Yes.

Are you really sure?

> > > The printk is thus
> > > wrong in stating that it is unpacking an "initramfs". It should says
> > > "initrd" instead. The attached patch corrects this typo.
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by: Jean-Paul Saman <jean-paul.saman@nxp.com>
> > >
> > > diff --git a/init/initramfs.c b/init/initramfs.c
> > > index d28c109..f6020db 100644
> > > --- a/init/initramfs.c
> > > +++ b/init/initramfs.c
> > > @@ -551,7 +551,7 @@ #ifdef CONFIG_BLK_DEV_RAM
> >
> > This is where initramfs is discerned from initrd, as both are available.
> >
> > > free_initrd();
> > > }
> > > #else
> >
> > Otherwise it's initramfs only.
>
> No otherwise it falls under CONFIG_BLK_DEV_INITRD and it that suggests it
> must be a initrd, not a initramfs as the original printk() suggests.

This is what 2.6.19 says:

=========================
#ifdef CONFIG_BLK_DEV_INITRD
if (initrd_start) {
#ifdef CONFIG_BLK_DEV_RAM
int fd;
printk(KERN_INFO "checking if image is initramfs...");
err = unpack_to_rootfs((char *)initrd_start,
initrd_end - initrd_start, 1);
if (!err) {
printk(" it is\n");
unpack_to_rootfs((char *)initrd_start,
initrd_end - initrd_start, 0);
free_initrd();
return;
}
printk("it isn't (%s); looks like an initrd\n", err);
fd = sys_open("/initrd.image", O_WRONLY|O_CREAT, 0700);
if (fd >= 0) {
sys_write(fd, (char *)initrd_start,
initrd_end - initrd_start);
sys_close(fd);
free_initrd();
}
#else // <=== of #ifdef CONFIG_BLK_DEV_RAM
printk(KERN_INFO "Unpacking initramfs...");
err = unpack_to_rootfs((char *)initrd_start,
initrd_end - initrd_start, 0);
if (err)
panic(err);
printk(" done\n");
free_initrd();
#endif // <=== of #ifdef CONFIG_BLK_DEV_RAM
}
#endif // <=== of #ifdef CONFIG_BLK_DEV_INITRD
=========================
Maybe you're getting confused with the dual intitrd naming-convention.
InitRD used to mean InitRamDisk only, now it means InitRamFS and InitRamDisk
#ifdef CONFIG_BLK_DEV_RAM, else it means InitRamFS only.

But still, it's rather refreshing to see you so convinced.


Thanks!

--
Al

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