Comment 5 for bug 785394

Andy Whitcroft (apw) wrote :

It is possible to change the initramfs used for kexec relatively easy, see kdump.init.d in the source. We could therefore consider building an initrd with MODULES=dep, for my machine here that drops the initrd by 10MB compressed and nearly 30MB uncompressed:

  $ zcat /boot/initrd.img-2.6.39-3-generic | wc -c
  36718592
  $ zcat /boot/initrd.img-2.6.39-3-generic.dep | wc -c
  7216640