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Re: [Qemu-devel] Qemu Boot failure with /dev/ram0

From: Philipp Hahn
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] Qemu Boot failure with /dev/ram0
Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2013 09:11:56 +0200
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On Monday 16 September 2013 07:40:08 Saptarshi Sen wrote:
>    I want to use a ram disk as a block device for my kernel.( i am
> measuring file io on ram )
>    I am trying to boot a kernel from using /dev/ram0. However I am getting
> "No root Device found"
>    qemu-system-x86_64 -m  8G -hda disk.img -kernel vmlinuz-3.10.0-rc6
> -initrd initramfs-3.10.0-rc6.img -append "root=/dev/ram0 selinux=0
> enforcing=0 rw" -vnc :0

Perhaps you're mixing "Initial*RamFS*" and "Initial*RootDisk*"? Your filename 
"initramfs" indicates you're going for the former, but your "root=/dev/ram0" is 
required fror InitRD.

InitRamFS is a (compressed) CPIO archive, which is extracted to a dynamically 
growing "tmpfs" by the kernel.
InitRD is a (compressed) ext2/3/4/jfs/xfs/whatever filesystem, which is backed 
by a fixed portion of you RAM; you probably need to explicitly specify a 
"ramdisk_size=250000" parameter to be large enougth to contain the uncompressed 
file-system. If the size is too small, you will have a corrupt FS where you 
also get the error you mention above.

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