rawhide report: 20060112 changes

Jeremy Katz katzj at redhat.com
Thu Jan 12 15:39:09 UTC 2006

On Thu, 2006-01-12 at 13:33 +0000, David Woodhouse wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-01-12 at 03:00 -0500, Build System wrote:
> > * Wed Jan 11 2006 Jeremy Katz <katzj at redhat.com> - 10.91.3-1
> > - remove some unneeded bits from the ppc boot.iso to make it smaller
> Pleased to note that you kept /images/netboot/ppc32.img in it -- we
> actually need that for booting on Pegasos.

I did actually look to see what the mkisofs invocations used :-P

> One thing we could do to shrink it further would be to unify the ramdisk
> for ppc32 and ppc64 -- the only thing that's different is the modules,
> and all the userspace stuff is the same (it's all ppc32). 
> How feasible would it be to use the same ramdisk image for both 32-bit
> and 64-bit installs?

It doesn't end up helping much.  The vast majority of the initrd is the
per-kernel modules.  By going with a single initrd, we increase the
memory overhead significantly which I'd rather avoid


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