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Re: A memory-based filesystem for the lazy [or impatient]

From: Marcus Brinkmann
Subject: Re: A memory-based filesystem for the lazy [or impatient]
Date: Sat, 23 Dec 2000 14:13:52 +0100
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On Thu, Dec 21, 2000 at 03:51:34PM -0500, Roland McGrath wrote:
> Just like any other, with mke2fs.
>       settrans -c /dev/ramdisk /hurd/storeio -Tcopy zero:100M
>       mke2fs /dev/ramdisk
>       settrans -a /tmp /hurd/ext2fs /dev/ramdisk
> It is true that there isn't a handy way to make:
>       settrans -a /tmp /hurd/ext2fs -Tcopy zero:100M
> do what you'd like.  This is unfortunate, since it is definitely better for
> performance to have the store implementation in ext2fs's libstore rather
> than in storeio's.

It's also unfortunate because you can't readily use the ramdisk after a
reboot, if you try to put a passive translator on /tmp in the above example.


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