[Bug 20328] yaboot cannot handle kernels and/or initrds >6MB uncompressed for netbooting

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------- Additional Comments From ben.collins at ubuntu.com  2005-12-09 21:34 UTC -------
(In reply to comment #4)
> (In reply to comment #3)
> > The source I'm looking at says 0x600000 which == 6MB.
> > 
> > Anyway, try Dapper netboot ...
> Oh, the powerpc64 vmlinux is too big. That's harder to do anything about.
> Perhaps the kernel team can comment?

Not much I can do about this. Things are about as modular as they can be. Dapper
2.6.15 kernels were based on breezy configs, and new drivers were just made modular.

As for initrd, that's a matter for the initramfs-tools. My G4's initramfs is
7Megs compress (heck, I have some machines that are 11Megs compressed).

Even if some things were made modular, they are most likely things that when
moved from the kernel, will have to be placed in the initrd. So there's a catch-22.

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