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SubjectRe: [PATCH resend] ramdisk: fix zeroed ramdisk pages on memory pressure
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On Monday 15 October 2007 19:16, Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Tue, 16 Oct 2007 00:06:19 +1000 Nick Piggin <nickpiggin@yahoo.com.au>
wrote:
> > On Monday 15 October 2007 18:28, Christian Borntraeger wrote:
> > > Andrew, this is a resend of a bugfix patch. Ramdisk seems a bit
> > > unmaintained, so decided to sent the patch to you :-).
> > > I have CCed Ted, who did work on the code in the 90s. I found no
> > > current email address of Chad Page.
> >
> > This really needs to be fixed...
>
> rd.c is fairly mind-boggling vfs abuse.

Why do you say that? I guess it is _different_, by necessity(?)
Is there anything that is really bad? I guess it's not nice
for operating on the pagecache from its request_fn, but the
alternative is to duplicate pages for backing store and buffer
cache (actually that might not be a bad alternative really).
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