Re: [PATCH] skip initramfs check

From: Rob Landley
Date: Mon Nov 21 2005 - 03:31:59 EST

On Thursday 17 November 2005 08:14, Marcelo Tosatti wrote:
> Hi,
> The initramfs check at populate_rootfs() can consume significant time
> (several seconds) on slow/embedded platforms, since it has to decompress
> the image.

Query: is the problem that a big initramfs image is being unpacked more than
once, or is unpacking an empty initramfs image (134 bytes) causing a
significant delay?

I'm fairly certain that back in 1990 I could unzip 134 bytes on my 33 mhz 386
running dos in a fraction of a second. What's the use case here?

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