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authorAlbin Tonnerre <>2010-05-26 14:44:28 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <>2010-05-27 09:12:54 -0700
commit2a2a400f66e9e23eba960905c36dd37904bd9970 (patch)
treea46e11044410ddeb1d310fc4a1633f0438658327 /usr/initramfs_data.lzo.S
parentedcd1d843adf09d1742d49ae04fa51bb63ddd1c3 (diff)
initramfs: add support for in-kernel initramfs compressed with LZO
Add the necessary parts to be enable the use of LZO-compressed initramfs build into the kernel. Signed-off-by: Albin Tonnerre <> Cc: "H. Peter Anvin" <> Cc: Michal Marek <> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
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+ initramfs_data includes the compressed binary that is the
+ filesystem used for early user space.
+ Note: Older versions of "as" (prior to binutils
+ released on 2001-07-14) dit not support .incbin.
+ If you are forced to use older binutils than that then the
+ following trick can be applied to create the resulting binary:
+ ld -m elf_i386 --format binary --oformat elf32-i386 -r \
+ -T initramfs_data.scr initramfs_data.cpio.gz -o initramfs_data.o
+ ld -m elf_i386 -r -o built-in.o initramfs_data.o
+ initramfs_data.scr looks like this:
+ .init.ramfs : { *(.data) }
+ The above example is for i386 - the parameters vary from architectures.
+ Eventually look up LDFLAGS_BLOB in an older version of the
+ arch/$(ARCH)/Makefile to see the flags used before .incbin was introduced.
+ Using .incbin has the advantage over ld that the correct flags are set
+ in the ELF header, as required by certain architectures.
+.section .init.ramfs,"a"
+.incbin "usr/initramfs_data.cpio.lzo"