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SubjectRe: Large ramdisk crashes system


On Fri, 8 Jun 2001, David Woodhouse wrote:

>
> paulb@aracnet.com said:
> > the kernel is 2.4.5 with 'Simple RAM-based file system support' turned on.
>
> > I issued the following commands.
>
> > mkfs /dev/ram0 400000
> > mount /dev/ram0 /mnt
> > dd if=/dev/zero of=/mnt/junk bs=1024 count=500000
>
> Why turn on ramfs if you're not going to use it?
>
Actually I experimented with both ext2 and ramfs, getting similar
results. I forgot to mention that in the post though.

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