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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] Fix NULL pointer dereference while loading initramfs
On 09/23/2013 02:41:10 PM, Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Sun, 15 Sep 2013 14:33:53 +0530 (IST) P J P <ppandit@redhat.com>
> wrote:
>
> > Make menuconfig allows one to choose compression format of an
> > initial ramdisk image. But this choice does not result in duly
> > compressed initial ramdisk image. Because - $ make install - does
> > not pass on the selected compression choice to the dracut(8) tool,
> > which creates the initramfs file. dracut(8) generates the image
> > with the default compression, ie. gzip(1).

I've been building kernels, including with initramfs, and I don't have
dracut(8) installed? In today's git:

$ find . -type f | xargs grep -i dracut
./tools/testing/ktest/sample.conf:#POST_INSTALL = ssh user@target
/sbin/dracut -f /boot/initramfs-test.img $KERNEL_VERSION
./tools/testing/ktest/examples/kvm.conf:# that uses dracut for its
initfs. The POST_INSTALL will be executed
./tools/testing/ktest/examples/kvm.conf:POST_INSTALL = ${SSH}
/sbin/dracut -f /boot/initramfs-test.img $KERNEL_VERSION
./Documentation/ABI/testing/evm:
Documentation/keys-trusted-encrypted.txt. (A sample dracut

> - Is anyone working on fixing up Kconfig/dracut(8) so the correct
> decompression method is used?

I've been messing with this area and maight be interested if I had any
idea what this guy was talking about?

Rob

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