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+/*
+ 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"

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