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SubjectRe: SH4 - Cannot make initramfs work

Can anyone help with this issue?
Maybe some idea of how to debug this further?


On 4/2/08, Alon Bar-Lev <> wrote:
> Hello,
> I am trying to boot 2.6.24 kernel on SH4 eb using embedded initramfs.
> The kernel boots, but when trying to decompress the initramfs image it
> fails with "crc error",
> resulting from lib/inflate.c::gunzip:1250.
> Has anyone got this error? The initramfs image is correct. I also
> dumped the memory of __initramfs_start->__initramfs_start and verified
> that it matches the initramfs image on usr/initramfs_data.cpio.gz.
> I then noticed that the kernel code at
> init/initramfs::unpack_to_rootfs:459 supports handling
> uncompressed archives. So I compiled a kernel with uncompressed archived.
> I also hooked the init/initramfs::do_name:585 functions, and see that
> "/init' is passed
> to sys_open, and sys_open returns with -EOENT (-2).
> How can it be? shouldn't rootfs always be available?
> The same attempt on i586, mipsel is working as expected.
> Any ideas?
> 1. Why decompression working for kernel and not for initramfs (crc error).
> 2. Why files cannot be created on rootfs?
> Thank you,
> Alon Bar-Lev.

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