[arch-projects] [mkinitcpio PATCH 1/3] /run/initramfs: copy the whole ramfs

Tom Gundersen teg at jklm.no
Thu Nov 17 12:07:37 EST 2011

On Fri, Nov 18, 2011 at 3:52 AM, Thomas Bächler <thomas at archlinux.org> wrote:
> Unconditionally doing this seems like a bad idea, and many people will
> complain. Please only do this when needed/requested.

I guess I see your point, but just to be difficult: Why do you think
it is a bad idea?

I see two potential issues: boot speed and memory use. Moving stuff
around in memory should be pretty much instantaneous, and the memory
(a couple of MB) will be swapped out quick enough so it shouldn't make
a difference.

I'd be happy to write a new patch where this is optional, but I don't
think we should optimize for stuff unless we know it is a measurable


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