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config BR2_TARGET_ROOTFS_INITRAMFS
bool "initramfs for initial ramdisk of linux kernel"
depends on BR2_LINUX_KERNEL
+ select BR2_TARGET_ROOTFS_CPIO
help
Integrate the root filesystem generated by Buildroot as an
initramfs inside the kernel image. This integration will
take place automatically.
- The rootfs.initramfs file generated in the images/ directory
- is only a text file describing the contents of the initramfs
- in a format understood by the CONFIG_INITRAMFS_SOURCE kernel
- configuration option.
+ A rootfs.cpio file will be generated in the images/ directory.
+ This is the archive that will be included in the kernel image.
+ The rootfs in the kernel will always be gzip'ed, regardless
+ of how buildroot's cpio archive is configured.
- Note that enabling initramfs together with other filesystem
+ Note that enabling initramfs together with another filesystem
formats doesn't make sense: you would end up having two
identical root filesystems, one embedded inside the kernel
- image, and one separatly.
+ image, and one separately.
comment "initramfs requires a Linux kernel to be built"
depends on !BR2_LINUX_KERNEL