Commit 96f93593 authored by Geert Uytterhoeven's avatar Geert Uytterhoeven Committed by Linus Torvalds

initramfs: Fix initramfs size for 32-bit arches

Commit ffe8018c ("initramfs: fix initramfs size calculation") broke
32-bit big-endian arches like (on ARAnyM):

    VFS: Cannot open root device "hda1" or unknown-block(3,1)
    Please append a correct "root=" boot option; here are the available partitions:
    fe80         1059408 nfhd8  (driver?)
      fe81          921600 nfhd8p1 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000nfhd8p1
      fe82          137807 nfhd8p2 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000nfhd8p2
    0200            3280 fd0  (driver?)
    0201            3280 fd1  (driver?)
    0300         1059408 hda  driver: ide-gd
      0301          921600 hda1 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000hda1
      0302          137807 hda2 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000hda2
    Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(3,1)

As pointed out by Kerstin Jonsson <>, this
is due to CONFIG_32BIT not being defined, so the initramfs size field is
done as a 64-bit quad.  On little-endian (like x86) this doesn matter,
but on a big-endian machine the 32-bit reads will see the (zero) high

Only mips, s390, and score set CONFIG_32BIT for 32-bit builds, so fix it for
all other 32-bit arches by inverting the logic and testing for CONFIG_64BIT,
which should be defined on all 64-bit arches.
Signed-off-by: default avatarGeert Uytterhoeven <>
[ I think we should just make it "u64" on all architectures and get
  rid of the whole #ifdef CONFIG_xxBIT   - Linus ]
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent 3985c7ce
......@@ -30,8 +30,8 @@ __irf_end:
.globl __initramfs_size
#ifdef CONFIG_32BIT
.long __irf_end - __irf_start
#ifdef CONFIG_64BIT
.quad __irf_end - __irf_start
.long __irf_end - __irf_start
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