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SubjectRe: ramdisk/tmpfs/ramfs/memfs ?
On Thu, Apr 26, 2001 at 01:49:05PM -0700, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> > > 5. Can you set size limits on ramfs/tmpfs/memfs?

Yes, there is a patch for this.

> > i don't think you can set a limit in the current ramfs implementation but
> > it would not be particularly difficult to make it work I think
> It's a little more painful than you'd think for the simple reason that
> ramfs currently contains no space accounting whatsoever, which
> probably is a bad thing. It definitely gave me some serious pause
> when I was working on SuperRescue 1.3, since I had no way of
> reasonably judging how big my ramfs actually was. The only way I
> could get a reasonable idea was rebooting with various mem=
> parameters.

The patched variant gives to all of it. Even several kinds of
limits (inodes, dentries, ram pages).

I use this patch in production.

The ac-Kernels all have this patch included, which are sometimes
more stable anyway these day. ;-)



Ingo Oeser
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