Re: [PATCH] use tmpfs for rootfs
From: Geert Uytterhoeven
Date: Thu Oct 16 2008 - 09:11:04 EST
On Thu, 16 Oct 2008, Bodo Eggert wrote:
> +config TMPFS_ROOT
> + bool "Use tmpfs instrad of ramfs for initramfs"
> + depends on TMPFS && SHMEM
> + default n
> + help
> + This replaces the ramfs used for unpacking the cpio images
> + with tmpfs.
> + If unsure, say N
> +config RAMFS
> + bool "Ramfs file system support" if TMPFS_ROOT
> + default y
> + ---help---
> + Ramfs is a file system which keeps all files in RAM. Unlike tmpfs,
> + it cannot be swapped to disk, and it has the risk of deadlocking
> + the system by using all memory.
> + Ramfs is used for booting the system and unpacking the cpio if
> + TMPFS_ROOT is not set.
Something seems to be missing, as you add CONFIG_RAMFS, but it's nowhere used?
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