Re: [stable] [PATCH] initramfs: Allow rootfs to use tmpfs instead of ramfs

From: Al Boldi
Date: Sun Jul 30 2006 - 17:01:17 EST

Greg KH wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 30, 2006 at 06:08:14PM +0300, Al Boldi wrote:
> > Replugs rootfs to use tmpfs instead of ramfs as a Kconfig option.
> >
> > This patch is based on John Zielinski's
> >
> > patch.
> >
> > Modified for 2.6.17.
> >
> > RunTime tested on i386.
> >
> > This trivial patch should go into 2.6.18.
> This looks like a new feature. What problem does it fix that would make
> it acceptable to add to the -stable tree?

Well, ramfs has some pitfalls, which doesn't make it suitable for a
long-lived rootfs. OTOH, tmpfs is much more mature, while semantically the

Being semantically the same, while not exhibiting ramfs pitfalls, makes it
suitable to be pushed into the -stable tree, IMHO.

It's your call, but this patch should have been in 2.6 since day 1.



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