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SubjectRe: Ramdisk Initialization Problem
Followup to:  <l03130306b7332a134958@[]>
By author: "Jaswinder Singh" <>
In newsgroup:
> I am using kernel 2.4.1 with compressed Ramdisk on Hitachi SH board ,
> with no battery. When i run kernel first time , it works fine , it
> uncompress Ramdisk and i get my shell prompt . But when i restart it
> second time (with out removing power cable ) kernel dies when
> uncompressing Ramdisk. But , if i remove my power supply for more than 5
> minutes , and then i start again , it works again. It seems that in 2.4.1
> and/or later versions has Ramdisk Initailization or uninitialised memory
> problem. But i faced no problem with 2.2.12 kernel. Thank you,
> Best Regards, Jaswinder (and his wonder machine).

First of all, try the latest kernel if you are going to report a bug.

For the kernel people, this is classic evidence of relying on
uninitialized memory; the "few minutes" is roughly how long it takes
modern SDRAM to *reliably* discharge.

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