Re: [PATCH 04/14] Pramfs: Mounting as root filesystem

From: David Woodhouse
Date: Sun Jun 14 2009 - 05:12:35 EST

On Sun, 2009-06-14 at 10:21 +0200, Marco wrote:
> Mmm...MEM_MAJOR and RAMDISK_MAJOR have the same value and pramfs works
> in memory. We could simply use /dev/null (there was an error in the
> submitted kconfig description, my intention was to use /dev/mem). In
> that case I can use UNNAMED_MAJOR. PRAMFS root option is not enabled
> if it's already enabled the NFS one. What do you think?

Why use a major number at all? See how we handle mtd and ubi devices in
prepare_namespace() -- can't you do something similar?

David Woodhouse Open Source Technology Centre
David.Woodhouse@xxxxxxxxx Intel Corporation

To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
More majordomo info at
Please read the FAQ at