[syslinux] SYSLINUX 3.05 released
H. Peter Anvin
hpa at zytor.com
Mon Jan 10 17:12:00 PST 2005
Luciano Miguel Ferreira Rocha wrote:
> I take this change to ask a couple of questions about the
> initrd/initramfs boot process:
> Does the gunzip code in the kernel uncompresses multiple chunks,
> compressed independently, into a single block?
For initramfs *ONLY*. Not for initrd.
> Does the kernel, in initramfs case, unpack multiple cpio archives
> appended one to the other?
>>The real way to put this together is under development.
>>Note, you can't concatenate initrd, only initramfs.
> Do you mean that it has no effect on the mounted filesystem, but the block
> device gets the full data, or that it's a syslinux limitation?
For initrd: If it's uncompressed it does. If it is compressed anything
beyond the end of the compressed data stream is discarded.
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