[syslinux] pb with 2.5.x and ramdisk?

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Tue Mar 11 20:48:29 PST 2003

Matt P. wrote:
> Hello,
> I have a problem with a 2.5.62 kernel and ramdisk. I am using isolinux
> to create a cd that loads some of its partition in ramdisk. The script
> involves mounting a ramdisk (e2fs) on /fake/ramdisk, copying part of the
> cd to that mount point, unmounting it, and remounting it on
> /fake/needwrite. The problem is that, although the content of
> /fake/needwrite gets correctly copied, the content of the ramdisk after
> its been remounted on /fake/needwrite is empty. This problem does _not_
> happen with 2.4.20. It sounds like a kernel issue, but I haven't
> received any answer there.
> I wanted to make sure that the content of the ramdisk is not flushed
> after its been unmounted?
> Has anyone had similar problems?

I would highly recommend not using a ramdisk.  Ramdisks will probably go
away in 2.7.  ramfs/tmpfs would probably be better.


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