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Re: [Qemu-devel] alpha platform is missing files after initrd load

From: Richard Henderson
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] alpha platform is missing files after initrd load
Date: Fri, 4 Nov 2016 15:08:12 -0600
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On 11/04/2016 01:40 PM, Laszlo Ersek wrote:
For the 4.7 kernel, we had enough ram to unpack the (large) initrd; with
the 4.8 kernel, we ran out.  The 4.8 kernel did in fact print an
(obscure) error message to that effect, which had not been noticed.

Was it

  Unpacking initramfs...
  Initramfs unpacking failed: junk in compressed archive

No, it was less specific than that.  Something like "unpacking failed: error".

And, apparently, it used to be handled with a panic() call, but then that
was deemed "policy", and downgraded to a KERN_EMERG message:

Ouch.  A silly decision, but definitely an uphill fight to get it changed.


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