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    SubjectRe: Do ramdisk exec's map direct to buffer cache?
    On Wed Jul 26, 2000 at 04:35:24PM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
    > > >If you've already got a filesystem, may I recommend you drop cramfs,
    > > >and use jffs over readonly compressed loopback? That way you don't
    > > >need the cramfs code (or its in-built limitations)
    > >
    > > Ehh..
    > >
    > > At least cramfs works. I have about ten reports of loopback not working
    > > lately, and I'm likely to disable it completely unless somebody steps in
    > > to maintain the damn thing.
    > Cramfs is ugly, but JFFS over compressed loopback is not the answer. Philipp
    > Rumpf did a compression hack for JFFS so you can just run pure JFFS over
    > MTD. For an embedded box combine that with RAMFS and you can ifdef out the
    > entire block layer.

    Unless you use disk-on-module (flash that plugs into an IDE connector),
    since JFFS is no longer capable of working with a block device...


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