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From: Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@linux-m68k.org>
To: Bodo Eggert <7eggert@gmx.de>
Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] use tmpfs for rootfs
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2008 15:10:49 +0200 (CEST)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.0810161507130.25933@anakin> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <alpine.LSU.0.999.0810161400160.5456@be1.lrz>

On Thu, 16 Oct 2008, Bodo Eggert wrote:
> +config TMPFS_ROOT
> +	bool "Use tmpfs instrad of ramfs for initramfs"
> +	depends on TMPFS && SHMEM
> +	default n
> +	help
> +	  This replaces the ramfs used for unpacking the cpio images
> +	  with tmpfs.
> +	  
> +	  If unsure, say N
> +
> +config RAMFS
> + 	bool "Ramfs file system support" if TMPFS_ROOT
> +  	default y
> +  	---help---
> +  	  Ramfs is a file system which keeps all files in RAM. Unlike tmpfs,
> +  	  it cannot be swapped to disk, and it has the risk of deadlocking
> +  	  the system by using all memory.
> +
> +  	  Ramfs is used for booting the system and unpacking the cpio if
> +  	  TMPFS_ROOT is not set.

Something seems to be missing, as you add CONFIG_RAMFS, but it's nowhere used?

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,

						Geert

--
Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 -- geert@linux-m68k.org

In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
							    -- Linus Torvalds

  reply	other threads:[~2008-10-16 13:11 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 12+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-10-16 12:03 Bodo Eggert
2008-10-16 13:10 ` Geert Uytterhoeven [this message]
2008-10-16 17:35   ` Bodo Eggert
2008-10-16 17:39   ` [PATCH] use tmpfs for rootfs v2 Bodo Eggert
2008-10-16 20:52     ` Chris Friesen
2008-10-16 22:45       ` Bodo Eggert
2008-10-16 21:03     ` Jeff Schroeder
2008-10-16 22:53       ` Bodo Eggert
2008-10-17 11:16       ` [PATCH] use tmpfs for rootfs v3 Bodo Eggert
2008-10-19 18:12         ` Mike Frysinger
2008-10-20 18:13           ` Bodo Eggert
2008-10-22 19:03             ` Mike Frysinger

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