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    SubjectRe: RAM disk question
    Theodore Y. Ts'o wrote:
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    > Date: Mon, 10 May 1999 17:50:45 +0300
    > From: Constantine Gavrilov <const-g@Orbotech.COM>
    >
    > 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).
    >
    > If you load the ram disk as a module, then you have to to change the
    > default ramdisk size, you need to set the module rd_size.
    > - Ted

    I tried `modprobe rd rd_size=8192' and got:

    /lib/modules/2.2.6/block/rd.o: invalid parameter rd_size

    You ment changing the value of rd_size in drivers/block/rd.c, did you not?
    How difficult would it be making it a module parameter? Does not kernel/setup.c,
    kernel/head.S use this value?


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