[U-Boot-Users] "Problem in increasing initrd(RAMDISK) size"

Wolfgang Denk wd at denx.de
Wed Jun 8 10:14:43 CEST 2005

In message <33621. at> you wrote:
> I am struggling  with RAM disk Space.

And what has this to do with U-Boot?

> Here "initrd(linux file system)" includes all my application code along
> with linux file system.

Using a  ramdisk  for  the  root  file  system  is  nearly  always  a
sub-optimal  solution. It's OK for quick testing, but not a good idea
for production systems.

> Currently our RAMDISK size is 4MB and it is working fine.
> We wanted to increase  RAMDISK size to 16MB.

Just do it. All this is documented, and actually even part of the FAQ list:

>    We tried by changing the RAMDISK size to 8MB, without any modifications
> in Kernel, which worked fine. But when we increased the RAM DISK to
> more than 8MB(12or16MB), the kernel is giving "Kernel panic" error.

Sorry, but this is completely off topic on this list.

Best regards,

Wolfgang Denk

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