How to view Ramdisk Initialization Process

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Old 07-11-2011
How to view Ramdisk Initialization Process

Dear all,

I read some articles about initrd, but how to view this process in my computer Smilie?

Is there anyway to display to the screen or write to the log file?
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Old 07-11-2011
What did you read about initrd? Did none of these articles mention that it's not a process, but a preliminary filesystem image that is only used until the root partition becomes available? As soon as that step is reached it's no used by the system until the next reboot.
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Old 07-11-2011
Dear pludi
Maybe my explanation is not clear enough

I mean, how can I view when initrd is initialized? What happens in this time?
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Old 07-11-2011
You can view messages from the kernel using dmesg. These may or may not contain information about initrd. But basically there's not much happening: the kernel reads the file provided at the command line, unpacks it, and runs the init binary contained within.

The only way I can think of to get more information would be to attach to a kernel debugger interface, if present.
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