[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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