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SubjectRe: 2.5.2-pre2 forces ramfs on


On Wed, 26 Dec 2001, Keith Owens wrote:

> Index: 2-pre1.1/fs/Config.in
> --- 2-pre1.1/fs/Config.in Sat, 24 Nov 2001 05:28:08 +1100 kaos (linux-2.5/F/d/27_Config.in 1.1 644)
> +++ 2-pre2.1/fs/Config.in Wed, 26 Dec 2001 14:32:39 +1100 kaos (linux-2.5/F/d/27_Config.in 1.2 644)
> @@ -45,7 +45,7 @@ if [ "$CONFIG_JFFS2_FS" = "y" -o "$CONFI
> fi
> tristate 'Compressed ROM file system support' CONFIG_CRAMFS
> bool 'Virtual memory file system support (former shm fs)' CONFIG_TMPFS
> -tristate 'Simple RAM-based file system support' CONFIG_RAMFS
> +define_bool CONFIG_RAMFS y
>
> Why is ramfs forced on?

Because it's always used for rootfs - notice a bunch of crap disappearing
from the end of fs/namespace.c. In principle, we can keep the config item
and make the first DECLARE_FSTYPE in ramfs/inode.c conditional, but that
will only make ramfs invisible - code still needs to be compiled in.

> And why is Al Viro's email address not in CREDITS or MAINTAINERS? We
> should have somewhere to complain to ;).

<shrug> I _do_ read l-k.

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