[Buildroot] [PATCH] cpio+gzip root filesystem target

Ed Swierk eswierk at arastra.com
Fri Jul 21 23:44:19 UTC 2006


Newer Linux kernels can populate a ramfs-based root filesystem
(initramfs) from a gzipped cpio archive, which can be more memory
efficient than a traditional ramdisk, as files are kept in the page
cache itself.

The attached patch adds support for a cpio+gzip root filesystem target
to buildroot.

--Ed
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