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    SubjectRe: tip: bzip2/lzma now in tip:x86/setup-lzma
    Alain Knaff wrote:
    > Maybe another solution would be to make the choice of builtin ramdisk
    > compression user-selectable, and default to no compression at all.

    That might just make most sense.

    > Indeed, in the default case, the builtin ramdisk is so small (950 bytes
    > uncompressed), that it probably wouldn't really matter anyways.
    > The only case where it matters is for developers of embedded systems who
    > want to replace the builtin ramdisk with a fully populated one, because
    > their boot loader does not support loading a "normal" initrd.
    > These people are (hopefully) knowledgeable enough to pick an appropriate
    > compressor (but there's still the issue of notifying them about the
    > change, obviously).
    > Btw, what *is* the standard work flow of supplying your own built-in
    > initramfs? Do such developers usually supply a directory tree, or do
    > they already cpio it before supplying it to the kernel? Or do they even
    > compress it themselves?

    The normal thing is that you point the kernel build to an
    out-of-the-kernel-build-tree directory.


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