RAM Disk problems

Kevin A. Sapp Kevin.Sapp at catapult.com
Thu Mar 11 01:31:01 EST 2004


I am trying to bring up a RAM disk as the root file system.
Most everything is working until it come's time to mount it.
The logs are below.

I noticed in mount_block_root the get_fs_names appears
to returning a zero length string.

I have tried root=/dev/ram
and combinatins with noinitrd.

FYI. The RAM disk will be loaded by a bus master and will have
to be persistant.

Any suggestions?

=> bootm 100000 200000
## Booting image at 00100000 ...
   Image Name:   Linux-2.4.20
   Image Type:   PowerPC Linux Kernel Image (gzip compressed)
   Data Size:    485362 Bytes = 473.10 kB
   Load Address: 00000000
   Entry Point:  00000000
   Verifying Checksum ... OK
   Uncompressing Kernel Image ... OK
## Loading RAMDisk Image at 00200000 ...
   Image Name:   Kevin Simple RAMDisk
   Image Type:   PowerPC Linux RAMDisk Image (gzip compressed)
   Data Size:    1405884 Bytes =  1.3 MB
   Load Address: 00000000
   Entry Point:  00000000
   Verifying Checksum ... OK
## initrd at 0x00200040 ... 0x003573FB (len=1405884=0x1573BC)
   Loading Ramdisk to 01c27000, end 01d7e3bc ... OK
kernel addr:00000000
machine_init<6>Memory BAT mapping: BAT2=16Mb, BAT3=8Mb, residual: 7Mb
Linux version 2.4.20 (kevin at linux4) (gcc version 3.2.1) #258 Wed Mar 10
 EST 2004
setup arch<4>ADS setup arch
On node 0 totalpages: 7936
zone(0): 7936 pages.
zone(1): 0 pages.
zone(2): 0 pages.
Kernel command line: root=/dev/ram rw console=ttyS0,9600 nobats
         console passed ttyS0:0
            Checking for registered console ttyS
         Prefered console -1
ADS init IRQ. NR_IRQS=256
ADS time init
ADS calibrate decrementer. FREQ=66666666, tb_ticks_per_jiffy=166666
           stdio console init
cons:c00ebc48 str:9600 cons->index:0 Calibrating delay loop... 132.71
Memory: 28828k available (828k kernel code, 288k data, 48k init, 0k highmem)
Dentry cache hash table entries: 4096 (order: 3, 32768 bytes)
Inode cache hash table entries: 2048 (order: 2, 16384 bytes)
Mount-cache hash table entries: 512 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
Buffer-cache hash table entries: 1024 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
Page-cache hash table entries: 8192 (order: 3, 32768 bytes)
POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
ADS init
Linux NET4.0 for Linux 2.4
Based upon Swansea University Computer Society NET3.039
Initializing RT netlink socket
Starting kswapd
devfs: v1.12c (20020818) Richard Gooch (rgooch at atnf.csiro.au)
devfs: devfs_debug: 0x0
devfs: boot_options: 0x1
pty: 256 Unix98 ptys configured
RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 4096K size 1024 blocksize
loop: loaded (max 8 devices)
*********************SERIAL INIT*************
MPC8260 FCC Ethernet driver
BD rings initialised, RBASE=1B8160, TBASE=1B8360
Created eth0
NET4: Linux TCP/IP 1.0 for NET4.0
IP Protocols: ICMP, UDP, TCP, IGMP
IP: routing cache hash table of 512 buckets, 4Kbytes
TCP: Hash tables configured (established 2048 bind 4096)
eth0: OPEN
IP-Config: Guessing netmask
IP-Config: Complete:
      device=eth0, addr=, mask=,
     host=, domain=, nis-domain=(none),
     bootserver=, rootserver=, rootpath=
NET4: Unix domain sockets 1.0/SMP for Linux NET4.0.
RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0
Freeing initrd memory: 1372k freed
Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 01:00
 <0>Rebooting in 180 seconds..

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