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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 00/14] Pramfs: Persistent and protected ram filesystem
    Marco wrote:
    > Linux traditionally had no support for a persistent, non-volatile
    > RAM-based filesystem, persistent meaning the filesystem survives a
    > system reboot or power cycle intact. The RAM-based filesystems such as
    > tmpfs and ramfs have no actual backing store but exist entirely in the
    > page and buffer caches, hence the filesystem disappears after a system
    > reboot or power cycle.

    Why is a ramdisk not sufficient for this?

    Why is an entire filesystem needed, instead of simply a block driver
    if the ramdisk driver cannot be used?

    It just struck me as a lot of code which might be completely
    unnecessary for the desired functionality.

    -- Jamie

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