On Tuesday 24 June 2003 09:17 pm, Nathan Straz wrote:
> 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
That's a good point. The argument for XFS is that the kernel already has
XFS (it later mounts standard hard drives); so why bloat the kernel with
another filesystem? (Okay, cramfs isn't that much bloat, but it still
violates the KISS principle.)
But in truth, I already have it working; just that an XFS-only kernel
strikes me as the most elegant (compare: compiling a whole new filesystem
for the 5 seconds spent in initrd). Anyway this initrd madness will go
away in 2.6, so there's some good news.
Thanks everybody for the helpful input.
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