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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 06/14] Pramfs: Include files
    Arnd Bergmann wrote:
    > On Monday 22 June 2009, Marco wrote:
    >> Sorry, I meant it's not currently possible. At the moment the only way
    >> to use it as rootfs it's to copy all the data in an already mounted
    >> (empty) ram partition and reboot. However it's not my first item on my
    >> todo list because I think that it's possible to use it as rootfs but it
    >> isn't the standard use for this fs.
    > Well, it doesn't have to work right away. What I'm asking to
    > define the data structures in a way that keeps the layout stable
    > across kernel updates. Since a future version of the file system
    > might support cross-endian image creation, it would be good to
    > define the data structures in a fixed endian mode already, so
    > you don't have to change it in the future.
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    I disagree: that adds an unnecessary overhead for those architectures
    where the cpu byte order does not match the data structure ordering. I
    think the data structures should be native endian and when mkpramfs is
    written it can take a flag (e.g. -r) in the same way mkcramfs does.

    Chris Simmonds

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