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    SubjectRe: ext3 issue..
    Hi Davy.

    On 5/3/05, Davy Durham <pubaddr2@davyandbeth.com> wrote:
    > I was thinking about delving into this problem a bit. I don't have any
    > unpartitioned free space on my physical drive. I was going to ask if
    > it's possible to create a virtual device in RAM or in a file that I
    > could then create an ext3 file system on for testing.. I'm at least
    > trying to recreate the situation of the negative diskspace usage.. then
    > maybe try to debug ext3 a bit. At first I thought "oh RAMFS!", then "no
    > wait, I couldn't create an EXT3 file system that way".. I need a
    > non-physical (block? or character?) device.

    It is called a ram disk. You might want to pass options to the kernel
    to increase the size of the ramdisk.

    Look under Documentation for ramdisk.txt in the linux source tree.
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