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authorGravatar Arnout Vandecappelle <arnout@mind.be>2012-11-06 13:41:48 +0000
committerGravatar Peter Korsgaard <jacmet@sunsite.dk>2012-11-07 11:48:13 +0100
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cpio/initramfs: clarify their use in the help text
Recent mails on the list show that it is not very clear how to create an initial RAM fs with buildroot. So make this more explicit in the cpio and initramfs help texts. Hopefully this will reduce the /init debugging we have to do. Signed-off-by: Arnout Vandecappelle (Essensium/Mind) <arnout@mind.be> Signed-off-by: Peter Korsgaard <jacmet@sunsite.dk>
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diff --git a/fs/cpio/Config.in b/fs/cpio/Config.in
index 374cfe0cd5..0669a44e17 100644
--- a/fs/cpio/Config.in
+++ b/fs/cpio/Config.in
@@ -1,14 +1,19 @@
config BR2_TARGET_ROOTFS_CPIO
- bool "cpio the root filesystem"
+ bool "cpio the root filesystem (for use as an initial RAM filesystem)"
help
- Build a cpio archive of the root filesystem
+ Build a cpio archive of the root filesystem. This is typically
+ used for an initial RAM filesystem that is passed to the kernel
+ by the bootloader.
choice
prompt "Compression method"
default BR2_TARGET_ROOTFS_CPIO_NONE
depends on BR2_TARGET_ROOTFS_CPIO
help
- Select compressor for cpio filesystem of the root filesystem
+ Select compressor for cpio filesystem of the root filesystem.
+ If you use the cpio archive as an initial RAM filesystem, make
+ sure the kernel contains the decompression algorithm selected
+ here.
config BR2_TARGET_ROOTFS_CPIO_NONE
bool "no compression"