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-rw-r--r--usr/Kconfig89
-rw-r--r--usr/Makefile36
-rw-r--r--usr/initramfs_data.S2
-rw-r--r--usr/initramfs_data.bz2.S29
-rw-r--r--usr/initramfs_data.gz.S29
-rw-r--r--usr/initramfs_data.lzma.S29
6 files changed, 201 insertions, 13 deletions
diff --git a/usr/Kconfig b/usr/Kconfig
index 86cecb59dd0..43a3a0fe8f2 100644
--- a/usr/Kconfig
+++ b/usr/Kconfig
@@ -44,3 +44,92 @@ config INITRAMFS_ROOT_GID
owned by group root in the initial ramdisk image.
If you are not sure, leave it set to "0".
+
+config RD_GZIP
+ bool "Initial ramdisk compressed using gzip"
+ default y
+ depends on BLK_DEV_INITRD=y
+ select DECOMPRESS_GZIP
+ help
+ Support loading of a gzip encoded initial ramdisk or cpio buffer.
+ If unsure, say Y.
+
+config RD_BZIP2
+ bool "Initial ramdisk compressed using bzip2"
+ default n
+ depends on BLK_DEV_INITRD=y
+ select DECOMPRESS_BZIP2
+ help
+ Support loading of a bzip2 encoded initial ramdisk or cpio buffer
+ If unsure, say N.
+
+config RD_LZMA
+ bool "Initial ramdisk compressed using lzma"
+ default n
+ depends on BLK_DEV_INITRD=y
+ select DECOMPRESS_LZMA
+ help
+ Support loading of a lzma encoded initial ramdisk or cpio buffer
+ If unsure, say N.
+
+choice
+ prompt "Built-in initramfs compression mode"
+ help
+ This setting is only meaningful if the INITRAMFS_SOURCE is
+ set. It decides by which algorithm the INITRAMFS_SOURCE will
+ be compressed.
+ Several compression algorithms are available, which differ
+ in efficiency, compression and decompression speed.
+ Compression speed is only relevant when building a kernel.
+ Decompression speed is relevant at each boot.
+
+ If you have any problems with bzip2 or lzma compressed
+ initramfs, mail me (Alain Knaff) <alain@knaff.lu>.
+
+ High compression options are mostly useful for users who
+ are low on disk space (embedded systems), but for whom ram
+ size matters less.
+
+ If in doubt, select 'gzip'
+
+config INITRAMFS_COMPRESSION_NONE
+ bool "None"
+ help
+ Do not compress the built-in initramfs at all. This may
+ sound wasteful in space, but, you should be aware that the
+ built-in initramfs will be compressed at a later stage
+ anyways along with the rest of the kernel, on those
+ architectures that support this.
+ However, not compressing the initramfs may lead to slightly
+ higher memory consumption during a short time at boot, while
+ both the cpio image and the unpacked filesystem image will
+ be present in memory simultaneously
+
+config INITRAMFS_COMPRESSION_GZIP
+ bool "Gzip"
+ depends on RD_GZIP
+ help
+ The old and tried gzip compression. Its compression ratio is
+ the poorest among the 3 choices; however its speed (both
+ compression and decompression) is the fastest.
+
+config INITRAMFS_COMPRESSION_BZIP2
+ bool "Bzip2"
+ depends on RD_BZIP2
+ help
+ Its compression ratio and speed is intermediate.
+ Decompression speed is slowest among the three. The initramfs
+ size is about 10% smaller with bzip2, in comparison to gzip.
+ Bzip2 uses a large amount of memory. For modern kernels you
+ will need at least 8MB RAM or more for booting.
+
+config INITRAMFS_COMPRESSION_LZMA
+ bool "LZMA"
+ depends on RD_LZMA
+ help
+ The most recent compression algorithm.
+ Its ratio is best, decompression speed is between the other
+ two. Compression is slowest. The initramfs size is about 33%
+ smaller with LZMA in comparison to gzip.
+
+endchoice
diff --git a/usr/Makefile b/usr/Makefile
index 201f27f8cba..b84894b3929 100644
--- a/usr/Makefile
+++ b/usr/Makefile
@@ -6,13 +6,25 @@ klibcdirs:;
PHONY += klibcdirs
+# No compression
+suffix_$(CONFIG_INITRAMFS_COMPRESSION_NONE) =
+
+# Gzip, but no bzip2
+suffix_$(CONFIG_INITRAMFS_COMPRESSION_GZIP) = .gz
+
+# Bzip2
+suffix_$(CONFIG_INITRAMFS_COMPRESSION_BZIP2) = .bz2
+
+# Lzma
+suffix_$(CONFIG_INITRAMFS_COMPRESSION_LZMA) = .lzma
+
# Generate builtin.o based on initramfs_data.o
-obj-$(CONFIG_BLK_DEV_INITRD) := initramfs_data.o
+obj-$(CONFIG_BLK_DEV_INITRD) := initramfs_data$(suffix_y).o
-# initramfs_data.o contains the initramfs_data.cpio.gz image.
+# initramfs_data.o contains the compressed initramfs_data.cpio image.
# The image is included using .incbin, a dependency which is not
# tracked automatically.
-$(obj)/initramfs_data.o: $(obj)/initramfs_data.cpio.gz FORCE
+$(obj)/initramfs_data$(suffix_y).o: $(obj)/initramfs_data.cpio$(suffix_y) FORCE
#####
# Generate the initramfs cpio archive
@@ -25,28 +37,28 @@ ramfs-args := \
$(if $(CONFIG_INITRAMFS_ROOT_UID), -u $(CONFIG_INITRAMFS_ROOT_UID)) \
$(if $(CONFIG_INITRAMFS_ROOT_GID), -g $(CONFIG_INITRAMFS_ROOT_GID))
-# .initramfs_data.cpio.gz.d is used to identify all files included
+# .initramfs_data.cpio.d is used to identify all files included
# in initramfs and to detect if any files are added/removed.
# Removed files are identified by directory timestamp being updated
# The dependency list is generated by gen_initramfs.sh -l
-ifneq ($(wildcard $(obj)/.initramfs_data.cpio.gz.d),)
- include $(obj)/.initramfs_data.cpio.gz.d
+ifneq ($(wildcard $(obj)/.initramfs_data.cpio.d),)
+ include $(obj)/.initramfs_data.cpio.d
endif
quiet_cmd_initfs = GEN $@
cmd_initfs = $(initramfs) -o $@ $(ramfs-args) $(ramfs-input)
-targets := initramfs_data.cpio.gz
+targets := initramfs_data.cpio.gz initramfs_data.cpio.bz2 initramfs_data.cpio.lzma initramfs_data.cpio
# do not try to update files included in initramfs
$(deps_initramfs): ;
$(deps_initramfs): klibcdirs
-# We rebuild initramfs_data.cpio.gz if:
-# 1) Any included file is newer then initramfs_data.cpio.gz
+# We rebuild initramfs_data.cpio if:
+# 1) Any included file is newer then initramfs_data.cpio
# 2) There are changes in which files are included (added or deleted)
-# 3) If gen_init_cpio are newer than initramfs_data.cpio.gz
+# 3) If gen_init_cpio are newer than initramfs_data.cpio
# 4) arguments to gen_initramfs.sh changes
-$(obj)/initramfs_data.cpio.gz: $(obj)/gen_init_cpio $(deps_initramfs) klibcdirs
- $(Q)$(initramfs) -l $(ramfs-input) > $(obj)/.initramfs_data.cpio.gz.d
+$(obj)/initramfs_data.cpio$(suffix_y): $(obj)/gen_init_cpio $(deps_initramfs) klibcdirs
+ $(Q)$(initramfs) -l $(ramfs-input) > $(obj)/.initramfs_data.cpio.d
$(call if_changed,initfs)
diff --git a/usr/initramfs_data.S b/usr/initramfs_data.S
index c2e1ad424f4..7c6973d8d82 100644
--- a/usr/initramfs_data.S
+++ b/usr/initramfs_data.S
@@ -26,5 +26,5 @@ SECTIONS
*/
.section .init.ramfs,"a"
-.incbin "usr/initramfs_data.cpio.gz"
+.incbin "usr/initramfs_data.cpio"
diff --git a/usr/initramfs_data.bz2.S b/usr/initramfs_data.bz2.S
new file mode 100644
index 00000000000..bc54d090365
--- /dev/null
+++ b/usr/initramfs_data.bz2.S
@@ -0,0 +1,29 @@
+/*
+ initramfs_data includes the compressed binary that is the
+ filesystem used for early user space.
+ Note: Older versions of "as" (prior to binutils 2.11.90.0.23
+ released on 2001-07-14) dit not support .incbin.
+ If you are forced to use older binutils than that then the
+ following trick can be applied to create the resulting binary:
+
+
+ ld -m elf_i386 --format binary --oformat elf32-i386 -r \
+ -T initramfs_data.scr initramfs_data.cpio.gz -o initramfs_data.o
+ ld -m elf_i386 -r -o built-in.o initramfs_data.o
+
+ initramfs_data.scr looks like this:
+SECTIONS
+{
+ .init.ramfs : { *(.data) }
+}
+
+ The above example is for i386 - the parameters vary from architectures.
+ Eventually look up LDFLAGS_BLOB in an older version of the
+ arch/$(ARCH)/Makefile to see the flags used before .incbin was introduced.
+
+ Using .incbin has the advantage over ld that the correct flags are set
+ in the ELF header, as required by certain architectures.
+*/
+
+.section .init.ramfs,"a"
+.incbin "usr/initramfs_data.cpio.bz2"
diff --git a/usr/initramfs_data.gz.S b/usr/initramfs_data.gz.S
new file mode 100644
index 00000000000..890c8dd1d6b
--- /dev/null
+++ b/usr/initramfs_data.gz.S
@@ -0,0 +1,29 @@
+/*
+ initramfs_data includes the compressed binary that is the
+ filesystem used for early user space.
+ Note: Older versions of "as" (prior to binutils 2.11.90.0.23
+ released on 2001-07-14) dit not support .incbin.
+ If you are forced to use older binutils than that then the
+ following trick can be applied to create the resulting binary:
+
+
+ ld -m elf_i386 --format binary --oformat elf32-i386 -r \
+ -T initramfs_data.scr initramfs_data.cpio.gz -o initramfs_data.o
+ ld -m elf_i386 -r -o built-in.o initramfs_data.o
+
+ initramfs_data.scr looks like this:
+SECTIONS
+{
+ .init.ramfs : { *(.data) }
+}
+
+ The above example is for i386 - the parameters vary from architectures.
+ Eventually look up LDFLAGS_BLOB in an older version of the
+ arch/$(ARCH)/Makefile to see the flags used before .incbin was introduced.
+
+ Using .incbin has the advantage over ld that the correct flags are set
+ in the ELF header, as required by certain architectures.
+*/
+
+.section .init.ramfs,"a"
+.incbin "usr/initramfs_data.cpio.gz"
diff --git a/usr/initramfs_data.lzma.S b/usr/initramfs_data.lzma.S
new file mode 100644
index 00000000000..e11469e4856
--- /dev/null
+++ b/usr/initramfs_data.lzma.S
@@ -0,0 +1,29 @@
+/*
+ initramfs_data includes the compressed binary that is the
+ filesystem used for early user space.
+ Note: Older versions of "as" (prior to binutils 2.11.90.0.23
+ released on 2001-07-14) dit not support .incbin.
+ If you are forced to use older binutils than that then the
+ following trick can be applied to create the resulting binary:
+
+
+ ld -m elf_i386 --format binary --oformat elf32-i386 -r \
+ -T initramfs_data.scr initramfs_data.cpio.gz -o initramfs_data.o
+ ld -m elf_i386 -r -o built-in.o initramfs_data.o
+
+ initramfs_data.scr looks like this:
+SECTIONS
+{
+ .init.ramfs : { *(.data) }
+}
+
+ The above example is for i386 - the parameters vary from architectures.
+ Eventually look up LDFLAGS_BLOB in an older version of the
+ arch/$(ARCH)/Makefile to see the flags used before .incbin was introduced.
+
+ Using .incbin has the advantage over ld that the correct flags are set
+ in the ELF header, as required by certain architectures.
+*/
+
+.section .init.ramfs,"a"
+.incbin "usr/initramfs_data.cpio.lzma"