Re: ramfs: mounting ramfs as / at boot time

From: Dave Cinege (
Date: Thu May 25 2000 - 16:18:39 EST

Werner Almesberger wrote:
> Dave Cinege wrote:
> > I need to have it mounted in or before mount_root() in the kernel.
> Hmm, where does this requirement come from ?
> AFAIK, there are three things that are special in mount_root:
> - floppies
> - NFS
> - devfs
> So which one is it ? Don't tell me it's NFS :-)

initrd-archive, which currently dynamically creates a minix fs on /dev/ram0.
The idea is to allow bypassing rd.mkminixfs, and mount the
root using ramfs. (Cleaner, easier, less memory at boot, more effecient memory
during operation. )

I just really have no idea how to mount ramfs from within the kernel.


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