path: root/drivers/block
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authorJean-Paul Saman <>2007-02-10 01:44:43 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <>2007-02-11 10:51:25 -0800
commitc33df4eaaf41fd3e34837a6ae9a5f9970c393d9f (patch)
treeb53498e6cd10a6da004b1835f285ed64493abdf2 /drivers/block
parentdd65aa6690e30fdad84a62191c7ab37da89d9865 (diff)
[PATCH] disable init/initramfs.c
The file init/initramfs.c is always compiled and linked in the kernel vmlinux even when BLK_DEV_RAM and BLK_DEV_INITRD are disabled and the system isn't using any form of an initramfs or initrd. In this situation the code is only used to unpack a (static) default initial rootfilesystem. The current init/initramfs.c code. usr/initramfs_data.o compiles to a size of ~15 kbytes. Disabling BLK_DEV_RAM and BLK_DEV_INTRD shrinks the kernel code size with ~60 Kbytes. This patch avoids compiling in the code and data for initramfs support if CONFIG_BLK_DEV_INITRD is not defined. Instead of the initramfs code and data it uses a small routine in init/noinitramfs.c to setup an initial static default environment for mounting a rootfilesystem later on in the kernel initialisation process. The new code is: 164 bytes of size. The patch is separated in two parts: 1) doesn't compile initramfs code when CONFIG_BLK_DEV_INITRD is not set 2) changing all plaforms files to not reserve an area of PAGE_SIZE when CONFIG_BLK_DEV_INITRD is not set. [ warning fix] Signed-off-by: Jean-Paul Saman <> Cc: Al Viro <> Cc: <> Signed-off-by: Frederik Deweerdt <> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
Diffstat (limited to 'drivers/block')
1 files changed, 3 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/drivers/block/Kconfig b/drivers/block/Kconfig
index 58c1debf86f1..cacb1c816e35 100644
--- a/drivers/block/Kconfig
+++ b/drivers/block/Kconfig
@@ -417,8 +417,10 @@ config BLK_DEV_INITRD
etc. See <file:Documentation/initrd.txt> for details.
If RAM disk support (BLK_DEV_RAM) is also included, this
- also enables initial RAM disk (initrd) support.
+ also enables initial RAM disk (initrd) support and adds
+ 15 Kbytes (more on some other architectures) to the kernel size.
+ If unsure say Y.
tristate "Packet writing on CD/DVD media"