cramfs as initrd still fails in 2.4.27-pre2 [PATCH]

From: Santiago Garcia Mantinan
Date: Fri May 14 2004 - 08:36:38 EST


I've been trying to use the cramfs to hold my initrd images and it works ok
in 2.6.6, but when testing it in 2.4.26 or 2.4.27rc2 I get this problem:

RAMDISK: cramfs filesystem found at block 0
RAMDISK: Loading 2128 blocks [1 disk] into ram disk... done.
Freeing initrd memory: 2128k freed
cramfs: wrong magic

In Debian official kernel packages cramfs is being used as the initrd, so I
had a look at Debian's kernel patches and extracted this one that makes
initrd work for me in 2.4.26 and 2.4.27-pre2:

diff -urN kernel-source-2.4.26/fs/block_dev.c kernel-source-2.4.26-1/fs/block_dev.c
--- kernel-source-2.4.26/fs/block_dev.c 2003-06-14 00:51:37.000000000 +1000
+++ kernel-source-2.4.26-1/fs/block_dev.c 2003-06-01 20:43:53.000000000 +1000
@@ -95,7 +95,7 @@
sync_buffers(dev, 2);
blksize_size[MAJOR(dev)][MINOR(dev)] = size;
bdev->bd_inode->i_blkbits = blksize_bits(size);
- kill_bdev(bdev);
+ invalidate_bdev(bdev, 1);
return 0;

I think this patch or some other fix should be applied.

Manty/BestiaTester ->
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