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From: Michael Neuling <mikey@neuling.org>
To: "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com>
Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, Al Viro <viro@ftp.linux.org.uk>,
	fastboot@lists.osdl.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] free initrds boot option
Date: Thu, 07 Dec 2006 14:36:18 +1100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <13639.1165462578@neuling.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <4577624A.6010008@zytor.com>

> I would have to agree with this; it also seems a bit odd to me to have
> this at all (kexec provides a new kernel image, surely it also
> provides a new initrd image???)

The first boot will need to hold a copy of the in memory fs for the
second boot.  This image can be large (much larger than the kernel),
hence we can save time when the memory loader is slow.  Also, it reduces
the memory footprint while extracting the first boot since you don't
need another copy of the fs.

New patch on it's way.  

Mikey

  reply	other threads:[~2006-12-07  3:36 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 15+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2006-12-07  0:18 Michael Neuling
2006-12-07  0:25 ` Randy Dunlap
2006-12-07  0:30 ` Andrew Morton
2006-12-07  0:37   ` H. Peter Anvin
2006-12-07  3:36     ` Michael Neuling [this message]
2006-12-07 16:47       ` [Fastboot] " Vivek Goyal
2006-12-07 21:40         ` Haren Myneni
2006-12-07 23:32           ` Michael Neuling
2006-12-13  1:35             ` [Fastboot] " Horms
2007-02-08 12:35               ` Horms
2007-02-08 22:58                 ` Michael Neuling
2006-12-07  3:56 ` Haren Myneni
2006-12-07  3:42 Michael Neuling
2006-12-07  5:07 ` Randy Dunlap
2006-12-07  5:14 ` Randy Dunlap

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