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authorRandy Dunlap <randy.dunlap@oracle.com>2007-10-16 23:29:29 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@woody.linux-foundation.org>2007-10-17 08:42:56 -0700
commit1810732e94576ae0d04e953ecaba8c7151c9a287 (patch)
treec2ff43ec67ea41d2e5fee33b5e9a0d828871d3b5 /Documentation/early-userspace/README
parent0e1ccb9619e8e9ae86dfc5a4645ccf3bf5a2eb3f (diff)
docs: ramdisk/initrd/initramfs corrections
initrd/initramfs/ramdisk docs: - fix typos/spellos/grammar - clarify RAM disk config location - correct cpio option Acked-by: Bryan O'Sullivan <bos@serpentine.com> Acked-by: Rob Landley <rob@landley.net> Cc: Werner Almesberger <werner@almesberger.net> Cc: H. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com> Signed-off-by: Randy Dunlap <randy.dunlap@oracle.com> Acked-by: Jesper Juhl <jesper.juhl@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
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diff --git a/Documentation/early-userspace/README b/Documentation/early-userspace/README
index cddbac456c2..766d320c8eb 100644
--- a/Documentation/early-userspace/README
+++ b/Documentation/early-userspace/README
@@ -19,7 +19,7 @@ It consists of several major infrastructure components:
- klibc, a userspace C library, currently packaged separately, that is
optimized for correctness and small size.
-The cpio file format used by initramfs is the "newc" (aka "cpio -c")
+The cpio file format used by initramfs is the "newc" (aka "cpio -H newc")
format, and is documented in the file "buffer-format.txt". There are
two ways to add an early userspace image: specify an existing cpio
archive to be used as the image or have the kernel build process build
@@ -44,7 +44,7 @@ The image is specified as one or more sources in
CONFIG_INITRAMFS_SOURCE. Sources can be either directories or files -
cpio archives are *not* allowed when building from sources.
-A source directory will have it and all of it's contents packaged. The
+A source directory will have it and all of its contents packaged. The
specified directory name will be mapped to '/'. When packaging a
directory, limited user and group ID translation can be performed.
INITRAMFS_ROOT_UID can be set to a user ID that needs to be mapped to
@@ -144,7 +144,7 @@ c) using initramfs. The call to prepare_namespace() must be skipped.
initrd format, an cpio archive. It must be called "/init". This binary
is responsible to do all the things prepare_namespace() would do.
- To remain backwards compatibility, the /init binary will only run if it
+ To maintain backwards compatibility, the /init binary will only run if it
comes via an initramfs cpio archive. If this is not the case,
init/main.c:init() will run prepare_namespace() to mount the final root
and exec one of the predefined init binaries.