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authorArjan van de Ven <>2006-12-06 20:37:19 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <>2006-12-07 08:39:36 -0800
commit2e591bbc0d563e12f5a260fbbca0df7d5810910e (patch)
treec113397d49285808aaa750cf76e0961649f9f4f7 /init/initramfs.c
parentf6337e2af42f9ea9ce296cfa18966dcf4f045f7d (diff)
[PATCH] Make initramfs printk a warning on incorrect cpio type
It turns out that the "-c" option of cpio is highly unportable even between distros let alone unix variants, and may actually make the wrong type of cpio archive. I just wasted quite some time on this, and the kernel can detect this and warn about it (it's __init memory so it gets thrown away and thus there is no runtime overhead) Signed-off-by: Arjan van de Ven <> Cc: Al Viro <> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
Diffstat (limited to 'init/initramfs.c')
1 files changed, 4 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/init/initramfs.c b/init/initramfs.c
index d28c1094d7e5..85f04037ade1 100644
--- a/init/initramfs.c
+++ b/init/initramfs.c
@@ -182,6 +182,10 @@ static int __init do_collect(void)
static int __init do_header(void)
+ if (memcmp(collected, "070707", 6)==0) {
+ error("incorrect cpio method used: use -H newc option");
+ return 1;
+ }
if (memcmp(collected, "070701", 6)) {
error("no cpio magic");
return 1;