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SubjectRe: innd mmap bug in 2.4.0-test12
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On Wed, Dec 27, 2000 at 04:27:06PM -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:

ramfs. It doesn't have a writepage() function, as there is no
backing store.

this remind me; perhaps you or Al could answer this.

How hard would it be to have ramfs backed by swap? The goal being
try to achieve something like a FreeBSDs mfs.

I use ramfs for /tmp on my laptop -- it's very handy because it
extends the amount of the the disk had spent spun down and therefore
battery life; but writing large files into /tmp can blow away the
system or at the very least eat away at otherwise usable ram. Not
terribly desirable.



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