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    SubjectRe: Abbott and Costello meet Crunch Time -- Penultimate 2.5 merge candidate list.
    On Wed Oct 30, 2002 at 04:06:00AM -0500, Jeff Garzik wrote:
    > Miles Bader wrote:
    > >[Well, OK, actually it'd be nice to have something like initramfs + some
    > >other sort of fetch-the-bits-directly-from-ROM FS which I could
    > >mix-n-match; anyway initramfs has got to be better than initrd...]
    > >
    > >
    >
    > It should be pretty easy to populate initramfs from ROM...

    I imagine so. But that still leaves everything in RAM. On a
    system with just 1 or 2 MB of ram (I have run Linux on such
    things :-) there really isn't much point in trying to use any
    sortof ramfs. Its just not going to work. For that type of
    application you really want something like JFFS, JFFS2 and
    whatnot living in ROM/flash. But I'm sure someone could find
    a reason for a *ramfs to be useful, even then.... :)

    -Erik

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