Re: ramfs questions

From: Artur Skawina (
Date: Wed Apr 26 2000 - 20:00:00 EST wrote:
> Is there a way to restrict the amount of RAM that ramfs will eat? I like
> having the ability to grow/shrink the virtual filesystem as needed but I
> think that you should be able to tell the module the max RAM to use.
> Couldn't this be turned into a DoS? Well, I guess the attacker would have

i managed to get the machine into am unusable, constantly swapping
state, followed by lockup. several times; both when benchmarking
ramfs vs shmfs vs ext2 and when using ramfs for tmp data. Some kind
of limit would certainly be nice.

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