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SubjectRe: [Acpi] Re: ACPI fundamental locking problems


On 7 Jul 2001, Eugene Crosser wrote:

> Doesn't the approach "treat a chunk of data built into bzImage as
> populated ramfs" look cleaner? No need to fiddle with tar format,
> no copying data from place to place.

What the hell _is_ "populated ramfs"? The thing doesn't live in array
of blocks. Its directory structure consists of a bunch of dentries.
Permissions/ownership/timestamps are in a bunch of struct inode -
sitting in icache and allocated in normal way. Regular files are
entirely in pagecache, ditto for symlinks.

Ramfs has no backing store. At all. That's precisely what remains of
filesystem if you take backing store away - everything is in VFS/VM caches.

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