Re: [PATCH v2 6/6] RISC-V: Implement keepinitrd kernel parameter

From: Christoph Hellwig
Date: Wed Feb 13 2019 - 00:55:16 EST

On Wed, Feb 13, 2019 at 03:43:06AM +0000, Anup Patel wrote:
> Sure, the keepinitrd=0 by default so it will always free-up initrd by default.
> Please look at v3 patchset.
> Of course, we need separate patch to update documentation of keepinitrd.

No, we need to not just blindly copy what arm did for historic reasons
unless we have a very good reason of our own.

In addition to not having a real need for any of this in a new setup,
it also is duplicated by the retain_initrd parameter which is
implemented in generic code - and for that the commit message at least
has a rationale related to kexec: