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Date:   Thu, 30 Aug 2018 11:00:47 +0200
From:   Geert Uytterhoeven <>
To:     Guenter Roeck <>
Cc:     Palmer Dabbelt <>,,,
        Linux Kernel Mailing List <>,
        Andreas Schwab <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] riscv: Do not overwrite initrd_start and initrd_end

Hi Guenter,

On Wed, Aug 29, 2018 at 2:34 AM Guenter Roeck <> wrote:
> setup_initrd() overwrites initrd_start and initrd_end if __initramfs_size
> is larger than 0, which is always true even if there is no embedded
> initramfs. This prevents booting qemu with "-initrd" parameter.
> Overwriting initrd_start and initrd_end is not necessary since
> __initramfs_start and __initramfs_size are used directly in

... since commit df52092f3c977885 ("fastboot: remove duplicate

To avoid -stable backporting this beyond v2.6.30 ;-)

> populate_rootfs() to load the built-in initramfs, so just drop
> that code.
> Signed-off-by: Guenter Roeck <>



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