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    SubjectRAM disk question
    1) Is it true that one cannot change the default ramdisk size
    without changing the source code if ramdisk was compiled as
    module? (The ramdisk_size boot parameter does not seem to work
    in this case).

    2) How do I free the ramdisk? Does kernel do it automatically?
    If so, what are the conditions for this? And what would be the
    consequences in the case of a large RAM disks (~100 MB)?

    There is in example of an old freeramdisk program which does smth
    like

    f=open(ram_device,O_RDWR);
    ioctl(f,BLKFLSBUF);
    close(f);

    Will it do the job? Will it work on arbitrary ramdisk size?

    Please CC me if you reply to the list.

    Thanks.


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