What is the purpose of an initramfs during the Linux system start?

Last Updated on December 9, 2021 by Admin

What is the purpose of an initramfs during the Linux system start?

  • It loads required modules and starts sub sytems like LVM to make the root file system accessible to the kernel
  • It moves the kernel from normal system memory to initram memory to speed up kernel access
  • It copies the root file system’s content to RAM to speed up the system and reduce writes to disk
  • It creates a ram disk to store volatile data for directories like /tmp to reduce writes to disk
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