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SubjectRe: pagetable_ops: Hugetlb character device example
On Wed, Mar 21, 2007 at 03:26:59PM -0700, William Lee Irwin III wrote:
> On Wed, 21 Mar 2007 14:43:48 CDT, Adam Litke said:
> >> The main reason I am advocating a set of pagetable_operations is to
> >> enable the development of a new hugetlb interface.
>
> On Wed, Mar 21, 2007 at 03:51:31PM -0400, Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu wrote:
> > Do you have an exit strategy for the *old* interface?
>
> Hello.
>
> My exit strategy was to make hugetlbfs an alias for ramfs when ramfs
> acquired the necessary functionality until expand-on-mmap() was merged.
> That would've allowed rm -rf fs/hugetlbfs/ outright. A compatibility
> wrapper for expand-on-mmap() around ramfs once ramfs acquires the
> necessary functionality is now the exit strategy.

Can you describe what ramfs needs here in a bit more detail?

If it's non-trivial, I'd rather see any new functionality go into
shmfs/tmpfs, as ramfs has done a good job at staying a minimal fs thus
far.

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