RFC: Kill off addRamDisk (David Gibson)

Joseph H Zhao joezhao at us.ibm.com
Fri Jul 29 06:37:21 EST 2005

A couple of questions:

The old way of build a bootable image for iSeries involves the following
five steps:

make vmlinux
mkinitrd   initrd.vmlinux  2.4.xxx.xxx
addRamDisk initrd.vmlinux System.map vmlinux vmlinux.initrd
dd if=vmlinux.initrd of=/proc/iSeries/mf/B/vmlinux bs=4096
echo B > /proc/iSeries/mf/side

If addRamDisk is obsolete,  does this mean that we no longer need to build
initrd for iSeries using 'mkinitrd' ?  And is the following three steps
sufficient for a image to boot ?

make vmlinux
dd if=vmlinux of=/proc/iSeries/mf/B/vmlinux bs=4096
echo B > /proc/iSeries/mf/side



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