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Date:	Sun, 01 Mar 2009 14:16:25 +0100
From:	Alain Knaff <>
To:	"H. Peter Anvin" <>, Ingo Molnar <>
CC:	Jan Engelhardt <>,
	the arch/x86 maintainers <>,
Subject: Re: tip: bzip2/lzma now in tip:x86/setup-lzma

Alain Knaff wrote:
> Alain Knaff wrote:
>> hmmm, but on a second glance, there seems to be indeed an issue. When
>> compiling it a _second time_, compilation will "succeed" but produce a
>> bad kernel because the first attempt left an empty
>> usr/initramfs_data.cpio.bz2 .
>> I'll look into it this evening, probably a case of "bad" failure
>> recovery in the Makefile.
> Took me slightly longer than promised, attached is the patch.
> It changes/fixes three things:
> 1. Fix a bug in decompress.c : only scanned until the first
> non-configured compressor (with disastrous result if that was gzip)
> 2. Fix a bug in : in case of failure, it left
> indeed an empty output file behind, messing up the next make.
> 3. Make builtin initramfs compression configurable
> Regards,
> Alain

Any comments about this? Ingo, does it solve the issue with randconfig?

Btw, when will the next merge-window be, so that I can plan ahead to be
available enough?



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