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SubjectRe: [PATCH 00/14] Pramfs: Persistent and protected ram filesystem
Marco wrote:
> This is a second attempt at mainlining Pramfs. The first attempt was
> back in early 2004 by MontaVista. Since then the kernel code has almost
> been completely rewritten. So my first item on the list was porting the
> code on a recent kernel version. After that I added the XIP support.

It's very nice to see this technology revived.

Is the information at:
http://pramfs.sourceforge.net/
and
http://pramfs.sourceforge.net/pramfs-spec.html
still valid - particularly the latter?

It would be very nice to see this get mainlined. I believe that
one of the main uses for this is to store crash information
over a reboot so the next kernel (not in crashing state) can have
a better chance of dealing with it. As such, I think
it's important to keep the code paths for Pramfs short, synchronous,
and unentangled with other kernel systems (block IO, page cache, etc.).

Thanks,
-- Tim

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Tim Bird
Architecture Group Chair, CE Linux Forum
Senior Staff Engineer, Sony Corporation of America
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