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SubjectRe: [patch-2.3.35-pre2] fixed RAMDISK.
my patch below is a bit premature as I just noticed at least two bugs in
it - I will send a fixed version when it is ready.

On Thu, 23 Dec 1999, Tigran Aivazian wrote:

> Hi guys,
>
> Yesterday evening I thought "enough is enough - time to fix RAMDISK!" and
> decided to play with it a bit.
>
> I thought there are two ways to proceed:
>
> 1. Maintain the original (Linus') idea of having a very subtle driver
> that depends too tight on the current (and future?) changes and state
> of Buffer and Page Cache subsystems.
>
> 2. Abandon the above idea and implement a very simple driver that however
> is rock-solid to withstand any changes outside itself (provided
> kernel interfaces stay the same, of course).
>
> So, I chose 2. as it was obviously easier :)
>
> I don't call this "going back to static RAMDISK" as it is not truly static
> - it vmalloc's the area for itself only on the first open so if you don't
> use any ramdisks you don't waste any space.
>
> Please review it:
>
> http://www.ocston.org/~tigran/patches/ramdisk-2.3.35-pre2.patch
>
> Tested only plain ramdisk part (not initrd, i.e.)
>
> Regards,
> ------
> Tigran A. Aivazian | http://www.sco.com
> Escalations Research Group | tel: +44-(0)1923-813796
> Santa Cruz Operation Ltd | http://www.ocston.org/~tigran
>
>
>


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