History log of /linux-master/usr/Kconfig
Revision Date Author Comments
# 481083ec 22-Feb-2021 Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@linux-m68k.org>

initramfs: Remove redundant dependency of RD_ZSTD on BLK_DEV_INITRD

Commit be1859bdc660 ("initramfs: remove redundant dependency on
BLK_DEV_INITRD") removed all redundant dependencies on BLK_DEV_INITRD,
but the recent addition of zstd support introduced a new one.

Fixes: a30d8a39f057 ("usr: Add support for zstd compressed initramfs")
Signed-off-by: Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@linux-m68k.org>
Signed-off-by: Masahiro Yamada <masahiroy@kernel.org>


# a30d8a39 30-Jul-2020 Nick Terrell <terrelln@fb.com>

usr: Add support for zstd compressed initramfs

- Add support for a zstd compressed initramfs.

- Add compression for compressing built-in initramfs with zstd.

I have tested this patch by boot testing with buildroot and QEMU.
Specifically, I booted the kernel with both a zstd and gzip compressed
initramfs, both built into the kernel and separate. I ensured that the
correct compression algorithm was used. I tested on arm, aarch64, i386,
and x86_64.

This patch has been tested in production on aarch64 and x86_64 devices.

Additionally, I have performance measurements from internal use in
production. On an aarch64 device we saw 19 second boot time improvement
from switching from lzma to zstd (27 seconds to 8 seconds). On an x86_64
device we saw a 9 second boot time reduction from switching from xz to
zstd.

Signed-off-by: Nick Terrell <terrelln@fb.com>
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>
Tested-by: Sedat Dilek <sedat.dilek@gmail.com>
Reviewed-by: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
Link: https://lore.kernel.org/r/20200730190841.2071656-5-nickrterrell@gmail.com


# 785d74ec 16-Mar-2020 Eugeniy Paltsev <Eugeniy.Paltsev@synopsys.com>

initramfs: restore default compression behavior

Even though INITRAMFS_SOURCE kconfig option isn't set in most of
defconfigs it is used (set) extensively by various build systems.
Commit f26661e12765 ("initramfs: make initramfs compression choice
non-optional") has changed default compression mode. Previously we
compress initramfs using available compression algorithm. Now
we don't use any compression at all by default.
It significantly increases the image size in case of build system
chooses embedded initramfs. Initially I faced with this issue while
using buildroot.

As of today it's not possible to set preferred compression mode
in target defconfig as this option depends on INITRAMFS_SOURCE
being set. Modification of all build systems either doesn't look
like good option.

Let's instead rewrite initramfs compression mode choices list
the way that "INITRAMFS_COMPRESSION_NONE" will be the last option
in the list. In that case it will be chosen only if all other
options (which implements any compression) are not available.

Signed-off-by: Eugeniy Paltsev <Eugeniy.Paltsev@synopsys.com>
Signed-off-by: Masahiro Yamada <masahiroy@kernel.org>


# d4e9056d 03-Feb-2020 Masahiro Yamada <masahiroy@kernel.org>

initramfs: do not show compression mode choice if INITRAMFS_SOURCE is empty

Since commit ddd09bcc899f ("initramfs: make compression options not
depend on INITRAMFS_SOURCE"), Kconfig asks the compression mode for
the built-in initramfs regardless of INITRAMFS_SOURCE.

It is technically simpler, but pointless from a UI perspective,
Linus says [1].

When INITRAMFS_SOURCE is empty, usr/Makefile creates a tiny default
cpio, which is so small that nobody cares about the compression.

This commit hides the Kconfig choice in that case. The default cpio
is embedded without compression, which was the original behavior.

[1]: https://lkml.org/lkml/2020/2/1/160

Suggested-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Masahiro Yamada <masahiroy@kernel.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>


# 65e00e04 04-Jan-2020 Masahiro Yamada <masahiroy@kernel.org>

initramfs: refactor the initramfs build rules

Currently, usr/gen_initramfs.sh takes care of all the use-cases:

[1] generates a cpio file unless CONFIG_INITRAMFS_SOURCE points to
a single cpio archive

[2] If CONFIG_INITRAMFS_SOURCE is the path to a cpio archive,
use it as-is.

[3] Compress the cpio file according to CONFIG_INITRAMFS_COMPRESSION_*
unless it is passed a compressed archive.

To simplify the script, move [2] and [3] to usr/Makefile.

If CONFIG_INITRAMFS_SOURCE is the path to a cpio archive, there is
no need to run this shell script.

For the cpio archive compression, you can re-use the rules from
scripts/Makefile.lib .

Signed-off-by: Masahiro Yamada <masahiroy@kernel.org>


# f26661e1 04-Jan-2020 Masahiro Yamada <masahiroy@kernel.org>

initramfs: make initramfs compression choice non-optional

Currently, the choice of the initramfs compression mode is too complex
because users are allowed to not specify the compression mode at all.

I think it makes more sense to require users to choose the compression
mode explicitly, and delete the fallback defaults of INITRAMFS_COMPRESSION.

Signed-off-by: Masahiro Yamada <masahiroy@kernel.org>


# ddd09bcc 04-Jan-2020 Masahiro Yamada <masahiroy@kernel.org>

initramfs: make compression options not depend on INITRAMFS_SOURCE

Even if INITRAMFS_SOURCE is empty, usr/gen_initramfs.sh generates a
tiny default initramfs, which is embedded in vmlinux.

So, defining INITRAMFS_COMPRESSION* options should be valid irrespective
of INITRAMFS_SOURCE.

Signed-off-by: Masahiro Yamada <masahiroy@kernel.org>


# be1859bd 04-Jan-2020 Masahiro Yamada <masahiroy@kernel.org>

initramfs: remove redundant dependency on BLK_DEV_INITRD

init/Kconfig includes usr/Kconfig inside the "if BLK_DEV_INITRD" ...
"endif" block:

if BLK_DEV_INITRD

source "usr/Kconfig"

endif

Hence, all the defines in usr/Kconfig depend on BLK_DEV_INITRD.

Remove the redundant "depends on BLK_DEV_INITRD".

Signed-off-by: Masahiro Yamada <masahiroy@kernel.org>
Reviewed-by: Greg Thelen <gthelen@google.com>


# ec4b78a0 18-Jun-2019 Mauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab+samsung@kernel.org>

docs: early-userspace: move to driver-api guide

Those documents describe a kAPI. So, add to the driver-api
book.

Signed-off-by: Mauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab+samsung@kernel.org>


# 0d07cf5e 14-Apr-2019 Mauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab+samsung@kernel.org>

docs: early-userspace: convert docs to ReST and rename to *.rst

The two files there describes a Kernel API feature, used to
support early userspace stuff. Prepare for moving them to
the kernel API book by converting to ReST format.

The conversion itself was quite trivial: just add/mark a few
titles as such, add a literal block markup, add a table markup
and a few blank lines, in order to make Sphinx to properly parse it.

At its new index.rst, let's add a :orphan: while this is not linked to
the main index.rst file, in order to avoid build warnings.

Signed-off-by: Mauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab+samsung@kernel.org>


# b2441318 01-Nov-2017 Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>

License cleanup: add SPDX GPL-2.0 license identifier to files with no license

Many source files in the tree are missing licensing information, which
makes it harder for compliance tools to determine the correct license.

By default all files without license information are under the default
license of the kernel, which is GPL version 2.

Update the files which contain no license information with the 'GPL-2.0'
SPDX license identifier. The SPDX identifier is a legally binding
shorthand, which can be used instead of the full boiler plate text.

This patch is based on work done by Thomas Gleixner and Kate Stewart and
Philippe Ombredanne.

How this work was done:

Patches were generated and checked against linux-4.14-rc6 for a subset of
the use cases:
- file had no licensing information it it.
- file was a */uapi/* one with no licensing information in it,
- file was a */uapi/* one with existing licensing information,

Further patches will be generated in subsequent months to fix up cases
where non-standard license headers were used, and references to license
had to be inferred by heuristics based on keywords.

The analysis to determine which SPDX License Identifier to be applied to
a file was done in a spreadsheet of side by side results from of the
output of two independent scanners (ScanCode & Windriver) producing SPDX
tag:value files created by Philippe Ombredanne. Philippe prepared the
base worksheet, and did an initial spot review of a few 1000 files.

The 4.13 kernel was the starting point of the analysis with 60,537 files
assessed. Kate Stewart did a file by file comparison of the scanner
results in the spreadsheet to determine which SPDX license identifier(s)
to be applied to the file. She confirmed any determination that was not
immediately clear with lawyers working with the Linux Foundation.

Criteria used to select files for SPDX license identifier tagging was:
- Files considered eligible had to be source code files.
- Make and config files were included as candidates if they contained >5
lines of source
- File already had some variant of a license header in it (even if <5
lines).

All documentation files were explicitly excluded.

The following heuristics were used to determine which SPDX license
identifiers to apply.

- when both scanners couldn't find any license traces, file was
considered to have no license information in it, and the top level
COPYING file license applied.

For non */uapi/* files that summary was:

SPDX license identifier # files
---------------------------------------------------|-------
GPL-2.0 11139

and resulted in the first patch in this series.

If that file was a */uapi/* path one, it was "GPL-2.0 WITH
Linux-syscall-note" otherwise it was "GPL-2.0". Results of that was:

SPDX license identifier # files
---------------------------------------------------|-------
GPL-2.0 WITH Linux-syscall-note 930

and resulted in the second patch in this series.

- if a file had some form of licensing information in it, and was one
of the */uapi/* ones, it was denoted with the Linux-syscall-note if
any GPL family license was found in the file or had no licensing in
it (per prior point). Results summary:

SPDX license identifier # files
---------------------------------------------------|------
GPL-2.0 WITH Linux-syscall-note 270
GPL-2.0+ WITH Linux-syscall-note 169
((GPL-2.0 WITH Linux-syscall-note) OR BSD-2-Clause) 21
((GPL-2.0 WITH Linux-syscall-note) OR BSD-3-Clause) 17
LGPL-2.1+ WITH Linux-syscall-note 15
GPL-1.0+ WITH Linux-syscall-note 14
((GPL-2.0+ WITH Linux-syscall-note) OR BSD-3-Clause) 5
LGPL-2.0+ WITH Linux-syscall-note 4
LGPL-2.1 WITH Linux-syscall-note 3
((GPL-2.0 WITH Linux-syscall-note) OR MIT) 3
((GPL-2.0 WITH Linux-syscall-note) AND MIT) 1

and that resulted in the third patch in this series.

- when the two scanners agreed on the detected license(s), that became
the concluded license(s).

- when there was disagreement between the two scanners (one detected a
license but the other didn't, or they both detected different
licenses) a manual inspection of the file occurred.

- In most cases a manual inspection of the information in the file
resulted in a clear resolution of the license that should apply (and
which scanner probably needed to revisit its heuristics).

- When it was not immediately clear, the license identifier was
confirmed with lawyers working with the Linux Foundation.

- If there was any question as to the appropriate license identifier,
the file was flagged for further research and to be revisited later
in time.

In total, over 70 hours of logged manual review was done on the
spreadsheet to determine the SPDX license identifiers to apply to the
source files by Kate, Philippe, Thomas and, in some cases, confirmation
by lawyers working with the Linux Foundation.

Kate also obtained a third independent scan of the 4.13 code base from
FOSSology, and compared selected files where the other two scanners
disagreed against that SPDX file, to see if there was new insights. The
Windriver scanner is based on an older version of FOSSology in part, so
they are related.

Thomas did random spot checks in about 500 files from the spreadsheets
for the uapi headers and agreed with SPDX license identifier in the
files he inspected. For the non-uapi files Thomas did random spot checks
in about 15000 files.

In initial set of patches against 4.14-rc6, 3 files were found to have
copy/paste license identifier errors, and have been fixed to reflect the
correct identifier.

Additionally Philippe spent 10 hours this week doing a detailed manual
inspection and review of the 12,461 patched files from the initial patch
version early this week with:
- a full scancode scan run, collecting the matched texts, detected
license ids and scores
- reviewing anything where there was a license detected (about 500+
files) to ensure that the applied SPDX license was correct
- reviewing anything where there was no detection but the patch license
was not GPL-2.0 WITH Linux-syscall-note to ensure that the applied
SPDX license was correct

This produced a worksheet with 20 files needing minor correction. This
worksheet was then exported into 3 different .csv files for the
different types of files to be modified.

These .csv files were then reviewed by Greg. Thomas wrote a script to
parse the csv files and add the proper SPDX tag to the file, in the
format that the file expected. This script was further refined by Greg
based on the output to detect more types of files automatically and to
distinguish between header and source .c files (which need different
comment types.) Finally Greg ran the script using the .csv files to
generate the patches.

Reviewed-by: Kate Stewart <kstewart@linuxfoundation.org>
Reviewed-by: Philippe Ombredanne <pombredanne@nexb.com>
Reviewed-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>


# f2e8954b 06-Jul-2017 Rob Landley <rob@landley.net>

ramfs: clarify help text that compression applies to ramfs as well as legacy ramdisk.

Clarify help text that compression applies to ramfs as well as legacy ramdisk.

Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/f206a960-5a61-cf59-f27c-e9f34872063c@landley.net
Signed-off-by: Rob Landley <rob@landley.net>
Cc: Jonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>


# 595a22ac 06-Jul-2017 Rob Landley <rob@landley.net>

scripts/gen_initramfs_list.sh: teach INITRAMFS_ROOT_UID and INITRAMFS_ROOT_GID that -1 means "current user".

Teach INITRAMFS_ROOT_UID and INITRAMFS_ROOT_GID that -1 means "current user".

Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/2df3a9fb-4378-fa16-679d-99e788926c05@landley.net
Signed-off-by: Rob Landley <rob@landley.net>
Cc: Michal Marek <mmarek@suse.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>


# 57ddfdaa 02-Jun-2017 Florian Fainelli <f.fainelli@gmail.com>

initramfs: fix disabling of initramfs (and its compression)

Commit db2aa7fd15e8 ("initramfs: allow again choice of the embedded
initram compression algorithm") introduced the possibility to select the
initramfs compression algorithm from Kconfig and while this is a nice
feature it broke the use case described below.

Here is what my build system does:

- kernel is initially configured not to have an initramfs included

- build the user space root file system

- re-configure the kernel to have an initramfs included
(CONFIG_INITRAMFS_SOURCE="/path/to/romfs") and set relevant
CONFIG_INITRAMFS options, in my case, no compression option
(CONFIG_INITRAMFS_COMPRESSION_NONE)

- kernel is re-built with these options -> kernel+initramfs image is
copied

- kernel is re-built again without these options -> kernel image is
copied

Building a kernel without an initramfs means setting this option:

CONFIG_INITRAMFS_SOURCE="" (and this one only)

whereas building a kernel with an initramfs means setting these options:

CONFIG_INITRAMFS_SOURCE="/home/fainelli/work/uclinux-rootfs/romfs /home/fainelli/work/uclinux-rootfs/misc/initramfs.dev"
CONFIG_INITRAMFS_ROOT_UID=1000
CONFIG_INITRAMFS_ROOT_GID=1000
CONFIG_INITRAMFS_COMPRESSION_NONE=y
CONFIG_INITRAMFS_COMPRESSION=""

Commit db2aa7fd15e85 ("initramfs: allow again choice of the embedded
initram compression algorithm") is problematic because
CONFIG_INITRAMFS_COMPRESSION which is used to determine the
initramfs_data.cpio extension/compression is a string, and due to how
Kconfig works it will evaluate in order, how to assign it.

Setting CONFIG_INITRAMFS_COMPRESSION_NONE with CONFIG_INITRAMFS_SOURCE=""
cannot possibly work (because of the depends on INITRAMFS_SOURCE!=""
imposed on CONFIG_INITRAMFS_COMPRESSION ) yet we still get
CONFIG_INITRAMFS_COMPRESSION assigned to ".gz" because CONFIG_RD_GZIP=y
is set in my kernel, even when there is no initramfs being built.

So we basically end-up generating two initramfs_data.cpio* files, one
without extension, and one with .gz. This causes usr/Makefile to track
usr/initramfs_data.cpio.gz, and not usr/initramfs_data.cpio anymore,
that is also largely problematic after 9e3596b0c6539e ("kbuild:
initramfs cleanup, set target from Kconfig") because we used to track
all possible initramfs_data files in the $(targets) variable before that
commit.

The end result is that the kernel with an initramfs clearly does not
contain what we expect it to, it has a stale initramfs_data.cpio file
built into it, and we keep re-generating an initramfs_data.cpio.gz file
which is not the one that we want to include in the kernel image proper.

The fix consists in hiding CONFIG_INITRAMFS_COMPRESSION when
CONFIG_INITRAMFS_SOURCE="". This puts us back in a state to the
pre-4.10 behavior where we can properly disable and re-enable initramfs
within the same kernel .config file, and be in control of what
CONFIG_INITRAMFS_COMPRESSION is set to.

Fixes: db2aa7fd15e8 ("initramfs: allow again choice of the embedded initram compression algorithm")
Fixes: 9e3596b0c653 ("kbuild: initramfs cleanup, set target from Kconfig")
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20170521033337.6197-1-f.fainelli@gmail.com
Signed-off-by: Florian Fainelli <f.fainelli@gmail.com>
Acked-by: Nicholas Piggin <npiggin@gmail.com>
Cc: P J P <ppandit@redhat.com>
Cc: Paul Bolle <pebolle@tiscali.nl>
Cc: Michal Marek <mmarek@suse.cz>
Cc: Daniel Thompson <daniel.thompson@linaro.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>


# cff75e0b 08-May-2017 Daniel Thompson <daniel.thompson@linaro.org>

initramfs: provide a way to ignore image provided by bootloader

Many "embedded" architectures provide CMDLINE_FORCE to allow the kernel
to override the command line provided by an inflexible bootloader.
However there is currrently no way for the kernel to override the
initramfs image provided by the bootloader meaning there are still ways
for bootloaders to make things difficult for us.

Fix this by introducing INITRAMFS_FORCE which can prevent the kernel
from loading the bootloader supplied image.

We use CMDLINE_FORCE (and its friend CMDLINE_EXTEND) to imply that the
system has an inflexible bootloader. This allow us to avoid presenting
this config option to users of systems where inflexible bootloaders
aren't usually a problem.

Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20170217121940.30126-1-daniel.thompson@linaro.org
Signed-off-by: Daniel Thompson <daniel.thompson@linaro.org>
Cc: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>


# db2aa7fd 14-Dec-2016 Francisco Blas Izquierdo Riera (klondike) <klondike@klondike.es>

initramfs: allow again choice of the embedded initram compression algorithm

Choosing the appropriate compression option when using an embedded
initramfs can result in significant size differences in the resulting
data.

This is caused by avoiding double compression of the initramfs contents.
For example on my tests, choosing CONFIG_INITRAMFS_COMPRESSION_NONE when
compressing the kernel using XZ) results in up to 500KiB differences
(9MiB to 8.5MiB) in the kernel size as the dictionary will not get
polluted with uncomprensible data and may reuse kernel data too.

Despite embedding an uncompressed initramfs, a user may want to allow
for a compressed extra initramfs to be passed using the rd system, for
example to boot a recovery system. 9ba4bcb645898d ("initramfs: read
CONFIG_RD_ variables for initramfs compression") broke that behavior by
making the choice based on CONFIG_RD_* instead of adding
CONFIG_INITRAMFS_COMPRESSION_LZ4. Saddly, CONFIG_RD_* is also used to
choose the supported RD compression algorithms by the kernel and a user
may want to support more than one.

This patch also reverts commit 3e4e0f0a875 ("initramfs: remove
"compression mode" choice") restoring back the "compression mode" choice
and includes the CONFIG_INITRAMFS_COMPRESSION_LZ4 option which was never
added.

As a result the following options are added or readed affecting the embedded
initramfs compression:
INITRAMFS_COMPRESSION_NONE Do no compression
INITRAMFS_COMPRESSION_GZIP Compress using gzip
INITRAMFS_COMPRESSION_BZIP2 Compress using bzip2
INITRAMFS_COMPRESSION_LZMA Compress using lzma
INITRAMFS_COMPRESSION_XZ Compress using xz
INITRAMFS_COMPRESSION_LZO Compress using lzo
INITRAMFS_COMPRESSION_LZ4 Compress using lz4

These depend on the corresponding CONFIG_RD_* option being set (except
NONE which has no dependencies).

This patch depends on the previous one (the previous version didn't) to
simplify the way in which the algorithm is chosen and keep backwards
compatibility with the behaviour introduced by 9ba4bcb645898
("initramfs: read CONFIG_RD_ variables for initramfs compression").

Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/57EAD77B.7090607@klondike.es
Signed-off-by: Francisco Blas Izquierdo Riera (klondike) <klondike@klondike.es>
Cc: P J P <ppandit@redhat.com>
Cc: Paul Bolle <pebolle@tiscali.nl>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>


# 35e669e1 14-Dec-2016 Francisco Blas Izquierdo Riera (klondike) <klondike@klondike.es>

initramfs: select builtin initram compression algorithm on KConfig instead of Makefile

Move the current builtin initram compression algorithm selection from
the Makefile into the INITRAMFS_COMPRESSION variable. This makes
deciding algorithm precedence easier and would allow for overrides if
new algorithms want to be tested.

Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/57EAD769.1090401@klondike.es
Signed-off-by: Francisco Blas Izquierdo Riera (klondike) <klondike@klondike.es>
Cc: P J P <ppandit@redhat.com>
Cc: Paul Bolle <pebolle@tiscali.nl>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>


# ec72c666 12-Dec-2014 Andi Kleen <ak@linux.intel.com>

usr/Kconfig: make initrd compression algorithm selection not expert

The kernel has support for (nearly) every compression algorithm known to
man, each to handle some particular microscopic niche.

Unfortunately all of these always get compiled in if you want to support
INITRDs, and can be only disabled when CONFIG_EXPERT is set.

I don't see why I need to set EXPERT just to properly configure the initrd
compression algorithms, and not always include every possible algorithm

Usually the initrd is just compressed with gzip anyways, at least that's
true on all distributions I use.

Remove the dependencies for initrd compression on CONFIG_EXPERT.

Make the various options just default y, which should be good enough to
not break any previous configuration.

Signed-off-by: Andi Kleen <ak@linux.intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>


# 3e4e0f0a 06-Jun-2014 Paul Bolle <pebolle@tiscali.nl>

initramfs: remove "compression mode" choice

Commit 9ba4bcb64589 ("initramfs: read CONFIG_RD_ variables for initramfs
compression") removed the users of the various INITRAMFS_COMPRESSION_*
Kconfig symbols. So since v3.13 the entire "Built-in initramfs
compression mode" choice is a set of knobs connected to nothing. The
entire choice can safely be removed.

Signed-off-by: Paul Bolle <pebolle@tiscali.nl>
Cc: P J P <ppandit@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>


# e76e1fdf 08-Jul-2013 Kyungsik Lee <kyungsik.lee@lge.com>

lib: add support for LZ4-compressed kernel

Add support for extracting LZ4-compressed kernel images, as well as
LZ4-compressed ramdisk images in the kernel boot process.

Signed-off-by: Kyungsik Lee <kyungsik.lee@lge.com>
Cc: "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Cc: Russell King <rmk@arm.linux.org.uk>
Cc: Borislav Petkov <bp@alien8.de>
Cc: Florian Fainelli <florian@openwrt.org>
Cc: Yann Collet <yann.collet.73@gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>


# 0a4dd35c 31-May-2012 Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@infradead.org>

kconfig: update compression algorithm info

There have been new compression algorithms added without updating nearby
relevant descriptive text that refers to (a) the number of compression
algorithms and (b) the most recent one. Fix these inconsistencies.

Signed-off-by: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@xenotime.net>
Reported-by: <qasdfgtyuiop@gmail.com>
Cc: Lasse Collin <lasse.collin@tukaani.org>
Cc: "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com>
Cc: Markus Trippelsdorf <markus@trippelsdorf.de>
Cc: Alain Knaff <alain@knaff.lu>
Cc: Albin Tonnerre <albin.tonnerre@free-electrons.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>


# 6a108a14 20-Jan-2011 David Rientjes <rientjes@google.com>

kconfig: rename CONFIG_EMBEDDED to CONFIG_EXPERT

The meaning of CONFIG_EMBEDDED has long since been obsoleted; the option
is used to configure any non-standard kernel with a much larger scope than
only small devices.

This patch renames the option to CONFIG_EXPERT in init/Kconfig and fixes
references to the option throughout the kernel. A new CONFIG_EMBEDDED
option is added that automatically selects CONFIG_EXPERT when enabled and
can be used in the future to isolate options that should only be
considered for embedded systems (RISC architectures, SLOB, etc).

Calling the option "EXPERT" more accurately represents its intention: only
expert users who understand the impact of the configuration changes they
are making should enable it.

Reviewed-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Acked-by: David Woodhouse <david.woodhouse@intel.com>
Signed-off-by: David Rientjes <rientjes@google.com>
Cc: Greg KH <gregkh@suse.de>
Cc: "David S. Miller" <davem@davemloft.net>
Cc: Jens Axboe <axboe@kernel.dk>
Cc: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>
Cc: Robin Holt <holt@sgi.com>
Cc: <linux-arch@vger.kernel.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>


# 3ebe1243 12-Jan-2011 Lasse Collin <lasse.collin@tukaani.org>

decompressors: add boot-time XZ support

This implements the API defined in <linux/decompress/generic.h> which is
used for kernel, initramfs, and initrd decompression. This patch together
with the first patch is enough for XZ-compressed initramfs and initrd;
XZ-compressed kernel will need arch-specific changes.

The buffering requirements described in decompress_unxz.c are stricter
than with gzip, so the relevant changes should be done to the
arch-specific code when adding support for XZ-compressed kernel.
Similarly, the heap size in arch-specific pre-boot code may need to be
increased (30 KiB is enough).

The XZ decompressor needs memmove(), memeq() (memcmp() == 0), and
memzero() (memset(ptr, 0, size)), which aren't available in all
arch-specific pre-boot environments. I'm including simple versions in
decompress_unxz.c, but a cleaner solution would naturally be nicer.

Signed-off-by: Lasse Collin <lasse.collin@tukaani.org>
Cc: "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com>
Cc: Alain Knaff <alain@knaff.lu>
Cc: Albin Tonnerre <albin.tonnerre@free-electrons.com>
Cc: Phillip Lougher <phillip@lougher.demon.co.uk>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>


# 681b3049 14-Jul-2010 Stephan Sperber <sperberstephan@googlemail.com>

Kconfig: delete duplicate word

Deleted a word which apeared twice.

Signed-off-by: Stephan Sperber <sperberstephan@googlemail.com>
Signed-off-by: Jiri Kosina <jkosina@suse.cz>


# cacb246f 08-Jan-2010 Albin Tonnerre <albin.tonnerre@free-electrons.com>

Add LZO compression support for initramfs and old-style initrd

Signed-off-by: Albin Tonnerre <albin.tonnerre@free-electrons.com>
Tested-by: Wu Zhangjin <wuzhangjin@gmail.com>
Acked-by: "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Tested-by: Russell King <rmk@arm.linux.org.uk>
Acked-by: Russell King <rmk@arm.linux.org.uk>
Cc: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>


# 1359096e 31-Mar-2009 H. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com>

bzip2/lzma: quiet Kconfig warning for INITRAMFS_COMPRESSION_NONE

Impact: quiet Kconfig warning

It appears that Kconfig simply has no way to provide defaults for
entries that exist inside a conditionalized choice block.
Fortunately, it turns out we don't actually ever use
CONFIG_INITRAMFS_COMPRESSION_NONE, so we can just drop it for
everything outside the choice block.

Signed-off-by: H. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com>


# 40297927 28-Mar-2009 H. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com>

bzip2/lzma: don't ask for compression mode for the default initramfs

Impact: Kconfig noise reduction, documentation

The default initramfs is so small that it makes no sense to worry
about the additional memory taken by not double-compressing it.
Therefore, don't bug the user with it.

Also, improve the description of the option, which was downright
incorrect.

Signed-off-by: H. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com>


# 55d1d26f 28-Mar-2009 H. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com>

bzip2/lzma: consistently capitalize LZMA in Kconfig

Impact: message formatting

Consistently spell LZMA in all capitals, since it (unlike gzip or
bzip2) is an acronym.

Signed-off-by: H. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com>


# 337bed41 28-Mar-2009 H. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com>

bzip2/lzma: clarify the meaning of the CONFIG_RD_ options

Impact: Kconfig clarification

Make it clear that the CONFIG_RD_* options are about what formats are
supported, not about what formats are actually being used.

Signed-off-by: H. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com>


# 73d8a12f 28-Mar-2009 H. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com>

bzip2/lzma: move CONFIG_RD_* options under CONFIG_EMBEDDED

Impact: reduce Kconfig noise

Move the options that control possible initramfs/initrd compressions
underneath CONFIG_EMBEDDED. The only impact of leaving these options
set to y is additional code in the init section of the kernel; there
is no reason to burden non-embedded users with these options.

Signed-off-by: H. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com>


# ab76f3d7 19-Feb-2009 Alain Knaff <alain@knaff.lu>

bzip2/lzma: make internal initramfs compression configurable

Impact: Avoids silent environment dependency

Make builtin initramfs compression an explicit configurable. The
previous version would pick a compression based on the binaries which
were installed on the system, which could lead to unexpected results.
It is now explicitly configured, and not having the appropriate
binaries installed on the build host is simply an error.

Signed-off-by: Alain Knaff <alain@knaff.lu>
Signed-off-by: H. Peter Anvin <hpa@linux.intel.com>


# fb9a4ca9 07-Jan-2009 H. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com>

bzip2/lzma: move initrd/ramfs options out of BLK_DEV

Impact: Partial resolution of build failure

Move the initrd/initramfs configuration options from
drivers/block/Kconfig to usr/Kconfig, since they do not and should not
depend on CONFIG_BLK_DEV. This fixes builds when CONFIG_BLK_DEV=n.

Signed-off-by: H. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com>


# 0979f378 16-Mar-2007 Alexander E. Patrakov <patrakov@ums.usu.ru>

usr/Kconfig: fix typo

Signed-off-by: Alexander E. Patrakov
Signed-off-by: Sam Ravnborg <sam@ravnborg.org>


# dbec4866 10-Aug-2005 Sam Ravnborg <sam@mars.(none)>

kconfig: move initramfs options to General Setup

Move initramfs options from Device Drivers | Block Drivers to General Setup
This is a more natural place for this option.

Furthermore separate out intramfs options to usr/Kconfig

Signed-off-by: Sam Ravnborg <sam@ravnborg.org>