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SubjectRe: large initramfs causes h/w reset after decompressing
On 07/14/2011 09:06 AM, John Z. Bohach wrote:
> I have a large initramfs cpio file, about 890 MB, which expands to 2.7
> GB, and am running on linux-2.6.36.1, in 64-bit mode with 8 GB of
> physical RAM.
>
> Upon loading the initramfs, I see the message "Decompressing..." for a
> few seconds, and then comes a reset.
>
> This question has come up before...is there some sort of max size. that
> I am exceeding? With 8 GB of physical memory and 64-bit arch.
> (AMD-II), certainly seems that there should be enough memory, no?
>
> Thanks...

What bootloader are you using? There are some bootloaders which don't
allocate the initramfs in a very good spot.

-hpa


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