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Re: XFS as initrd file system

To: "Jason H. Smith" <jhs@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: XFS as initrd file system
From: Nathan Straz <nstraz@xxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2003 09:17:08 -0500
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On Tue, Jun 24, 2003 at 04:42:32PM +0700, Jason H. Smith wrote:
> Hi.  I'm trying to make an XFS-only system.  The kernel mounts XFS 
> filesystems fine, but I'm having problems migrating from an ext2 initrd 
> image to XFS.
> This same setup works if I use ext2 as the initrd filesystem, but I do not 
> want ext2 in my kernel for something as trivial as initrd.

IMHO, a journaled file system is a little overkill for an initrd image.
If you want an alternative to ext2, you might want to look at cramfs.  I
think using XFS for an initrd image is best kept to an academic exercise.  

Nate Straz                                              nstraz@xxxxxxx
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