ramfs vs tmpfs

Joshua Murphy poisonbl at gmail.com
Thu Jun 16 15:33:07 PDT 2005

> Is there any particular reason for using ramfs for /dev while building
> the book when tmpfs is what we use after the system is built?

is there any pre-existing requirement to have tmpfs enabled in the
host system's kernel? ... if not, and the host system doesn't have it
enabled (yeah host has to have a 2.6.x kernel, but it won't
necessarily have tmpfs, while ramfs is used much more in standard
distros because of initrds packed with needed modules)

Poison [BLX]
Joshua M. Murphy

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