Opened 11 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

#66 new defect

consider discarding the linux-patch-inittmpfs

Reported by: Daniel Kahn Gillmor Owned by: jrollins
Priority: major Component: debirf
Keywords: Cc:
Sensitive: no


given that the nested approach is working well with stock debian kernels, is it worthwhile continuing to maintain the inittmpfs kernel patch?

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by jrollins

I was wondering this myself the other day. I don't know, though. I can see that it might be nice to have this package around, though, in case one did want to apply the patch for some reason (maybe not necessarily debirf related). i don't see that it needs to be associated with debirf, though.

Debirf includes fs/usr/bin/build-debirf-kernel. This is no longer necessary, so it should be removed from debirf. It might be nice to keep it's functionality somewhere else, though.

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by Daniel Kahn Gillmor

I'm glad to see you already moved build-debirf-kernel over to the linux-patch-inittmpfs source tree. I'd prefer not to get rid of it until we complete some benchmarks about the difference in memory consumption between nested and stupid_simple initramfs strategies. it would be great to not need the kernel hacking part of this project.

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