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SubjectRe: Idea about a disc backed ram filesystem
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"Matheus Izvekov" <mizvekov@gmail.com> writes:

> My idea consisted of adding the capability to specify a device for
> tmpfs mounting. if you dont specify any device, tmpfs continues to
> behave the way it currently is. But if you do, once data doesnt fit on
> ram (or some other limit) anymore, it will flush things to this
> device. my intention was to reuse swap code for this, so you mount a
> tmpfs passing the dev node of some unused swap device, and it works
> just like tmpfs with a dedicated swap partition.

I don't see what advantage this would have over normal tmpfs.

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Måns Rullgård
mru@inprovide.com

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