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SubjectRe: 2.5.2-pre2 forces ramfs on


On Wed, 26 Dec 2001, Legacy Fishtank wrote:

> On Wed, Dec 26, 2001 at 03:04:40PM +0000, Alan Cox wrote:
> > > Because it's small, and if it wasn't there, we'd have to have the small
> > > "rootfs" anyway (which basically duplicated ramfs functionality).
> >
> > Can ramfs=N longer term actually come back to be "use __init for the RAM
> > fs functions". That would seem to address any space issues even the most
> > embedded fanatic has.
>
> Nifty idea... We could use __rootfs or similar in the module.

Um, folks - rootfs does _not_ go away after you mount final root over it.
Having absolute root always there makes life much simpler in a lot of
places...

What's more, quite a few ramfs methods are good candidates for library
functions, since they are already shared with other filesystems and
number of such cases is going to grow.

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