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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 |

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