Re: [patch?] Re: Do ramdisk exec's map direct to buffer cache?

From: Chris Meadors (
Date: Wed Aug 02 2000 - 09:47:47 EST

On Wed, 2 Aug 2000, Alan Cox wrote:

> > said:
> > > Linus, distributions need loopback to build boot filesystem images.
> > No they don't.
> Its pretty much impossible to do it any other way. Which should encourage
> them to fix it

I just use the ramdisk block device to build my boot floppies. That works just
fine with 2.4.0-test5. Now if I wanted to lay out a CD image that'd be pretty
rough to do on a ramdisk (unless you have about a gig of RAM). So the loopback
is needed for that.

Two penguins were walking on an iceburg.  The first one said to the
second, "you look like you are wearing a tuxedo."  The second one said,
"I might be..."
                                              --David Lynch, Twin Peaks

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