RAMDISK as root device

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Hi,

I am running linux in a mips environment and I would like it to boot
off of a ramdisk that I have loaded at a fixed address in memory.
I don't want linux to copy the RAMDISK data to buffer heads etc. while
booting since it is time-consuming in my setup(actually software
simulation).
What I would like to do is
- Build a linux with no RAMDISK embedded in it.
- Preload the RAMDISK at address X.
- Boot linux with "g root=address X" or any other way.

Is this possible? Will the RAMDISK be treated like a block device in
this case?

thanks,
Manoj

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