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SubjectRe: [RFC 2/2] initramfs with digital signature protection
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On Wed, Feb 6, 2013 at 7:04 AM, H. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com> wrote:
> On 02/05/2013 02:09 PM, Kasatkin, Dmitry wrote:
>>
>>
>> It should not be like that. Actually when pre-init exits, cleanup code
>> umount tmpfs, which in turn cleanups the RAM.
>>
>
> It doesn't quite... the rootfs is permanent. This is also only one usage
> mode: there are quite a few Linux systems running directly out of initramfs.
>

rootfs is not permanent when it is ramfs. It is cleaned up on switch root.
It is easy to find out that it is empty by mounting : mount -t ramfs
rootfs /mnt/

In the case of running from normal storage, of course, there is
ridicules remove the content.

- Dmitry


> -hpa
>
>
> --
> H. Peter Anvin, Intel Open Source Technology Center
> I work for Intel. I don't speak on their behalf.
>


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