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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 00/14] Pramfs: Persistent and protected ram filesystem
    Tim Bird wrote:
    > 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?

    Yep. at 99%. I've done some modifications due to the porting and there
    will be some ones due to this review. I tried to talk with Steve
    Longerbeam to update the site but without success. I'd like to update it.

    >
    > 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.).
    >

    Yes, I quite agree. I think that this kind of feature would be very
    useful especially for the embedded world.

    Marco


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