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

Simon Horman horms at verge.net.au
Wed Jul 21 09:09:45 EDT 2010

On Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 10:05:18AM +0200, Sebastian Andrzej Siewior wrote:
> * 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?

I tend to agree with Sebastian on this one.

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