[blfs-dev] initramfs

Jeremy Huntwork jhuntwork at lightcubesolutions.com
Tue Feb 21 19:15:47 PST 2012

On 2/21/12 8:51 PM, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> I was able to use
> menuentry "BLFS Dev (LFS-7.0-Feb14) initrd, Linux 3.0.4" {
> linux /vmlinuz-3.0.4-lfs-20120214
> root=UUID=54b934a9-302d-415e-ac11-4988408eb0a8 ro
> initrd /initrd.img-no-kmods
> }
> and it worked the first time.


> One interesting thing is that the system I set up did not need the
> initrd. With the initrd, the kernel said it took 9.5 seconds to get to
> the first boot script. Without the initrd it was 4.0 seconds.

Yeah, if you don't need to fire up udev twice, that will obviously save 
you some time, so the initrd is really only useful if you need the 
modules to load root (or some other crazy things in early boot).

Nice job cleaning them up. I had been meaning to do that but hadn't 
gotten around to it yet, thanks.


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