[lkml]   [1999]   [Dec]   [23]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
Subject[patch-2.3.35-pre2] fixed RAMDISK.
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:

Tested only plain ramdisk part (not initrd, i.e.)

Tigran A. Aivazian |
Escalations Research Group | tel: +44-(0)1923-813796
Santa Cruz Operation Ltd |

To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to
Please read the FAQ at

 \ /
  Last update: 2005-03-22 13:55    [from the cache]
©2003-2014 Jasper Spaans. hosted at Digital Ocean