Re: [PATCH 00/14] Pramfs: Persistent and protected ram filesystem

From: Marco
Date: Mon Jun 15 2009 - 13:48:40 EST

Tim Bird wrote:
> Marco wrote:
>> This is a second attempt at mainlining Pramfs. The first attempt was
>> back in early 2004 by MontaVista. Since then the kernel code has almost
>> been completely rewritten. So my first item on the list was porting the
>> code on a recent kernel version. After that I added the XIP support.
> It's very nice to see this technology revived.
> Is the information at:
> and
> still valid - particularly the latter?

Yep. at 99%. I've done some modifications due to the porting and there
will be some ones due to this review. I tried to talk with Steve
Longerbeam to update the site but without success. I'd like to update it.

> It would be very nice to see this get mainlined. I believe that
> one of the main uses for this is to store crash information
> over a reboot so the next kernel (not in crashing state) can have
> a better chance of dealing with it. As such, I think
> it's important to keep the code paths for Pramfs short, synchronous,
> and unentangled with other kernel systems (block IO, page cache, etc.).

Yes, I quite agree. I think that this kind of feature would be very
useful especially for the embedded world.

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