Re: "bugfree :)" ramdisk-1.3.4.tar.gz now available

Drew Eckhardt (
Tue, 27 Jun 1995 09:52:01 -0600

In message <>, cpage@bes writes:
> I've made some changes to ramdisk-1.3.4 which should stabilize
>the buffer-cache ramdisks...

IMHO, a ramdisk block device is the wrong approach to getting a
memory based filesystem

- It allways uses a fixed ammount of memory, irregardless of
how full it is.

- It uses a "normal" filesystem on it, with the overhead associated
with that.

- You need to mkfs any ramdisk you want to use. PITA.

instead, we want a generic memory based filesystem; which would
eventually be pageable. We should do something along the lines of
Sun's tmpfs...