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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, 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

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