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Date:	Wed, 21 Mar 2007 19:31:56 -0500
From:	Matt Mackall <>
To:	William Lee Irwin III <>
Cc:, Adam Litke <>,
	Andrew Morton <>,
	Arjan van de Ven <>,
	Christoph Hellwig <>,
	Ken Chen <>,,
Subject: Re: pagetable_ops: Hugetlb character device example

On Wed, Mar 21, 2007 at 04:35:28PM -0700, William Lee Irwin III wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 21, 2007 at 03:26:59PM -0700, William Lee Irwin III wrote:
> >> My exit strategy was to make hugetlbfs an alias for ramfs when ramfs
> >> acquired the necessary functionality until expand-on-mmap() was merged.
> >> That would've allowed rm -rf fs/hugetlbfs/ outright. A compatibility
> >> wrapper for expand-on-mmap() around ramfs once ramfs acquires the
> >> necessary functionality is now the exit strategy.
> On Wed, Mar 21, 2007 at 05:53:48PM -0500, Matt Mackall wrote:
> > Can you describe what ramfs needs here in a bit more detail?
> > If it's non-trivial, I'd rather see any new functionality go into
> > shmfs/tmpfs, as ramfs has done a good job at staying a minimal fs thus
> > far.
> I was referring to fully-general multiple pagesize support. ramfs
> would inherit the functionality by virtue of generic pagecache and TLB
> handling in such an arrangement. It doesn't make sense to modify ramfs
> as a special case; hugetlb is as it stands a ramfs special-cased for
> such purposes.

Ahh, I see.

Good luck!

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