Re: ramdisk/tmpfs/ramfs/memfs ?

From: David Woodhouse (
Date: Fri Apr 27 2001 - 04:36:18 EST said:
> you could try using jffs2 on a RAM-simulated MTD partition. i think
> that would work but i have not tried it..

It works. Most of the early testing and development was done on it. It
wouldn't give you dynamic sizing like ramfs though.

It would be nice to have a version of ramfs which compresses pages into a
separate backing store when they're unused. Shame somebody nicked the name
'cramfs' for something else, really :)

But I'm confused. Padraig, if you have no backing store, where do the
initial contents of your root filesystem come from?


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