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SubjectRe: Is initramfs freed after kernel is booted?
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On Monday 17 November 2003 21:03, viro@parcelfarce.linux.theplanet.co.uk 
wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 17, 2003 at 12:50:34PM -0500, Chris Friesen wrote:
> > viro@parcelfarce.linux.theplanet.co.uk wrote:
> > >On Mon, Nov 17, 2003 at 11:06:48AM -0500, Chris Friesen wrote:
> > >>Anyone know why it overmounts rather than pivots?
> > >
> > >Because amount of extra code you lose that way takes more memory than
> > >empty roots takes.
> > >
> > >Remove whatever files you don't need and be done with that.
> >
> > How do you remove files from the old rootfs after the new one has been
> > mounted on top of it?
>
> You do that before ;-)

would the following work?

pivot_root . /initramfs
cd /initramfs && rm -rf *

?? doing it before is rather hard ... you apparently still need something to
execute your mounts :)

-andrey

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