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SubjectRe: [PATCH] swap=<device> kernel commandline

> > Did you try to load an initrd on a low-memory machine?
> > It shouldn't work and it probably won't ;)
> You must be really low on memory ;-)
> # zcat initrd.gz | wc -c
> 409600
> (ash, pwd, chroot, pivot_root, smount, and still about 82 kB free.)

Your solution requires 400K initrd _plus_ memory for ash and swapon. That
might be easily 600K total. Yes I could imagine machine with freemem less
than that. However such machines do not usually have swap available.

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