[Debian] new kernel package

Timo Juhani Lindfors timo.lindfors at iki.fi
Wed Mar 3 13:06:12 CET 2010

"arne anka" <openmoko at ginguppin.de> writes:
> an initrd is imo used mostly to cover different hw configurations w/o  
> having to rebuild the kernel everytime.

Encrypted SD would be one application where you want to use initramfs.

> i guess it would slow down the boot (load/unload intrd, free ram and so  
> on) w/o added value.

Btw, nowadays it is not unloaded in any special way. initramfs just
removes all files and mounts real root on top of the (now empty)

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