[PATCH v3 0/7] Fixup booting with device trees and uImage/elf on ppc32

Sebastian Andrzej Siewior sebastian at breakpoint.cc
Wed Jul 21 04:05:18 EDT 2010

* Matthew McClintock | 2010-07-20 23:42:57 [-0500]:

>This patch series adds full support for booting with a flat device tree
>with either uImage or elf file formats. Kexec and Kdump should work, and
>you should also be able to use ramdisks or reuse your current ramdisk as well

just had a brief look and will try to look deeper once I'm able to. One
thing I'm not sure is whether we want to introduce the --reuse-initrd
option. In my opinion it is just bloat. Yes I know the kernel reserves
the region where the initrd is loaded by the boot loader but I'm unsure
if we want to keep it that way. We are talking here about 10 MiB which
remain unused once the system finished booting. If you kexec you have to
specify the kernel, why not the initrd as well?


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