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SubjectRe: /initrd.img
Yinghai Lu wrote:
> any limitation about size of
> /initrd.img that saved by populate_rootfs ?
>
> i got
>
> RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0
> RAMDISK: incomplete write (-28 != 2048) 134217728
> crc error
> VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem).
> Freeing unused kernel memory: 388k freed
> init_special_inode: bogus i_mode (177777)
> Warning: unable to open an initial console.
> init_special_inode: bogus i_mode (177777)
> init_special_inode: bogus i_mode (177777)
> Kernel panic - not syncing: No init found. Try passing init= option to kernel.
>
> before that
> checking if image is initramfs... it isn't (no cpio magic); looks like an initrd
> Freeing initrd memory: 25735k freed.
>
> that only happen one system (64G RAM) and SLUB.
>
> if using SLAB, it works well.
>
> somewhere the ramdisk or /initrd.img get corrupted..
>

Assuming a 64-bit system, that's *supposed* to work. Doesn't mean
anything that weird has been tested.

It could be a SLUB bug, or it could be memory not being properly defended.

-hpa


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