Re: RAMDisk Blues

From: Ivan Passos (
Date: Wed Jul 18 2001 - 12:31:50 EST

On Tue, 17 Jul 2001, Nick DeClario wrote:

> Hi, I know there is this option in the kernel:
> Default RAM disk size
> The default value is 4096. Only change this if you know what are
> you doing. If you are using IBM S/390, then set this to 8192.
> I grabbed that from ~/linux/Documentation/ I have never
> gone about changing this before as the largest RAM disks I have delt
> with were no larger than 3Mb. But it defaults to 4Mb, so perhaps
> increasing this would solve your problem.

This is set to 131072 (128MB). Just to make sure, I also set it on the
lilo.conf in the append line, with "ramdisk_size=131072". Maybe there is a
limitation in the RAMDisk driver and it doesn't work well with huge
RAMDisk sizes??

Any other hints?!?!


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