Re: [patch?] RAMFS

From: Christoph Rohland (
Date: Sun Feb 04 2001 - 04:53:28 EST

Mike Galbraith <> writes:

> However, tmpfs appears to cover the functionality provided by ramfs.
> Are there any uses for ramfs which can't be handled by tmpfs?

Nothing I know of.

> The only thing I could think of was "what if you don't have a
> swap device up and running". Seems it doesn't need one :))

Yes and no. tmpfs has a little bit overhead for the noswap case but
this overhead is in the kernel anyways for shared anon mappings. The
whole vm is using swap unconditionally.


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