Re: ramdisk/tmpfs/ramfs/memfs ?

From: mirabilos (
Date: Fri Apr 27 2001 - 06:36:05 EST

> > 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

great... especially for my boot/rootdisks on an 8/16MB system which
swapon right in the /linuxrc

> 'cramfs' for something else, really :)

This should be names cromfs as IIRC it isn't writable.

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

Netboot? Floppies? (as for me)


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