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Space requirements for initramfs

Space requirements for initramfs

Posted Jan 30, 2012 0:20 UTC (Mon) by mezcalero (subscriber, #45103)
In reply to: Space requirements for initramfs by gbrun
Parent article: The case for the /usr merge

On embedded machines it's usually not interesting to split off /usr anyway. And systems without /usr split off can boot without initrd just fine.

Note that the same people who are behind the /usr merge have actually been working on making Linux work with a read-only / out-of-the-box, for use in embedded and stateless systems (We are mostly there, but not entirely). We have the embedded use of Linux and systemd firmly on our map, but initrd-less systems with /usr split off are definitely of little usefulness in our eyes, since they are useless for embedded and pointless on bigger setups.

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