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SubjectRe: initramfs fails for medium sized cpio archives
On Tue, Mar 18, 2003 at 06:03:50PM -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:
> Trammell Hudson <> wrote:
> > I've added a sanity check in get_dirty_limits() that initialized
> > total_pages if it is still zero and things seem to work, but
> > should some of the memory management modules be initialized first?
> This is fixed in 2.5.65, with the below patch.

Thanks. I had missed it in the 2.5.65 change log since it didn't
mention initramfs, but now see the "Early page_writeback initialization"
entry. The patch does fix the divide by zero error.

> [...] Neat. Nice to see it working.

I'm working on a custom system that can only send a single file to
the nodes (over a custom interconnect) when they boot, so neither
tftping a ramdisk or a PXE boot loader would work for me. Having
the initramfs image be bundled into the kernel is a real life saver.

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