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From: "Robert M. Stockmann" <>
To: Andrew Morton <>
Subject: Re: ramdisk driver in 2.6.6 has a severe bug
Date: Tue, 18 May 2004 01:50:00 +0200 (CEST)	[thread overview]
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On Mon, 17 May 2004, Andrew Morton wrote:

> "Robert M. Stockmann" <> wrote:
> >
> > So basicly i copied all my files from rootmdk92 to the new rootmdk100 ramdisk.
> > But after copying them and umounting the old ramdisk (rootmdk92) en deleting
> >  /dev/loop0 , /dev/loop1 (which is /tmp/rootmdk100) loses all its contents.
> ramdisks currently lose contents across umount.  I'm planning on getting it fixed
> by 2.6.7.


Be aware of other problems when using the linux ramdisk driver,
loosing its contents. Especially the use of mkinitrd might result in 
unexpected problems. googling for "kernel 2.6.6 ramdisk problem" shows lots
of people with problems mounting their root filesystems and loading modules
from ramdisk. Klaus Knopper (knoppix) is not amused, neither am i :)

Robert M. Stockmann - RHCE
Network Engineer - UNIX/Linux Specialist

  reply	other threads:[~2004-05-17 23:52 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2004-05-17 23:02 Robert M. Stockmann
2004-05-17 23:18 ` Valdis.Kletnieks
2004-05-17 23:19 ` Andrew Morton
2004-05-17 23:50   ` Robert M. Stockmann [this message]
2004-05-18  0:04     ` Andrew Morton
2004-05-18  0:13       ` Robert M. Stockmann
2004-05-18  0:50       ` viro
2004-05-18  1:03         ` Andrew Morton
2004-05-17 23:29 Valdis.Kletnieks

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