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SubjectRe: Is initramfs freed after kernel is booted?
Chris Friesen wrote:
> Andrey Borzenkov wrote:
>
>> my example is after pivot_root. I still have two roots.
>>
>> To clarify. I want to replace initrd with initramfs. Given all
>> the stuff may be put in it can easily be expanded to a couple of MBs.
>> initrd frees this. I do not want to waste RAM to leave them in initramfs.
>
>
> Absolutely, the memory should be reclaimed. I would have thought that
> you could just unmount it--if the pivot_root is done properly there
> shouldn't be any references left to the initramfs.
>
> Jeff?


You can't unmount rootfs. And I'm not sure pivot_root will work, though
we're quickly reaching the end of my knowledge[1]. Certainly the
equivalent of "rm -rf *" will work.

Jeff



[1] without reviewing the code again :)

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