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Re: "newc additions on runtime" feature?

From: Andrei Borzenkov
Subject: Re: "newc additions on runtime" feature?
Date: Fri, 29 Jan 2016 20:38:57 +0300
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29.01.2016 18:18, Shea Levy пишет:
> Hi all,
> Commit 92750e4c ("Add ability to generate newc additions on runtime.")
> introduced special handling of initrd names starting with "newc:". I
> can't find any documentation for this feature nor any example of it
> actually in use; what are its semantics? Is there any chance this
> functionality can be removed?
> I ask because I am writing a new loader for android bootimgs and have to
> bypass the normal 'initrd' command.

Just ignore it. It is used to build cpio archive from directory on the
fly, but you have single initrd with known size. Just allocate and
initialize initrd_ctx directly and pass it to common code.

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