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Subject2.4.18 --> 2.4.19. Ramdisk requires floppy?
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Hi,

I've noticed that the 2.4.19 version of "prepare_namespace"
(init/do_mounts.c) not allows you to mount a non floppy as a
ramdisk(?). This has changed since 2.4.18 (split of main.c ->
{do_mounts,main}.c).

2.4.18 does a very simple check (below):

--- 2.4.18 ---
#ifdef CONFIG_BLK_DEV_RAM
#ifdef CONFIG_BLK_DEV_INITRD
if (mount_initrd)
initrd_load();
else
#endif
rd_load();
#endif
--- 2.4.18 ---

however, in 2.4.19 it just tries to load a ramdisk if it's on a
floppy. Why? There may still be a ramdisk on an other device, NOT
using initrd.

--- 2.4.19 ---
if (mount_initrd) {
if (initrd_load() && ROOT_DEV != MKDEV(RAMDISK_MAJOR, 0)) {
handle_initrd();
goto out;
}
} else if (is_floppy && rd_doload && rd_load_disk(0))
ROOT_DEV = MKDEV(RAMDISK_MAJOR, 0);
mount_root();
out:
--- 2.4.19 ---


Best Regards,
Jakob Sandgren
South Pole AB
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e-mail: jakob@southpole.se www.southpole.se
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