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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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