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SubjectRe: Patch (repost): cramfs memory corruption fix
On Sun, 7 Jan 2001, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Sun, 7 Jan 2001, Alan Cox wrote:
> > -ac has the rather extended ramfs with resource limits and stuff. That one
> > also has rather more extended bugs 8). AFAIK none of those are in the vanilla
> > ramfs code

> This is actually where I agree with whoever it was that said that ramfs as
> it stands now (without the limit checking etc) is much nicer simply
> because it can act as an example of how to do a simple filesystem.
> I wonder what to do about this - the limits are obviously useful, as would
> the "use swap-space as a backing store" thing be. At the same time I'd
> really hate to lose the lean-mean-clean ramfs.

Sounds like a job for ... <drum roll> ... tmpfs!!

(and yes, I share your opinion that ramfs is nice _because_
it's an easy example for filesystem code teaching)


Virtual memory is like a game you can't win;
However, without VM there's truly nothing to lose...

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