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SubjectRe: large initramfs causes h/w reset after decompressing
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> > But excuse my ignorance, I don't see the relevance of your
> > question...the initramfs is part of the kernel itself...I simply
> > load the kernel bzImage (all 890 MB) and that's where its all
> > at...this is _not_ an initrd.
>
> Ah, interesting. You didn't say that. That does change some
> things... I would not at all be surprised if the kernel decompressor
> doesn't handle that very well...
>

Sorry, I thought initramfs would be clear on its own that its not
initrd, but I guess some people do use it interchangeably. Anyway, I
have some experience in programming, so is there anything you could
suggest that I might tweak to test your theory on the decompressor? Or
would this be more of a kernel VM allocator issue? Also, would
ramdisk_size have any bearing on this?

--john



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