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SubjectRe: / on ramfs, possible?
On 29 Oct 2000, H. Peter Anvin wrote:

> > I want my / to be a ramfs filesystem. I intend to populate it from an
> > initrd image, and then remount / as the ramfs filesystem. Is that at
> > all possible? The way I see it the kernel requires / on a device
> > (major,minor) or nfs.
> >
> > Am I out of luck using ramfs as /? If it's easy to fix, how do I fix it?
> >
> Use pivot_root instead of the initrd stuff in /proc/sys.

Urgh. Then you're still using an initrd, and you still have to include all
the crap necessary to support those horrid block-device thingies.

Why not just use a ramdisk?


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