Subject: Re: LKM support
To: None <>
From: Gordon W. Ross <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/11/1996 12:57:35
> Date: Mon, 11 Nov 1996 09:36:10 -0800 (PST)
> From: Curt Sampson <>

> On Mon, 11 Nov 1996, Gordon W. Ross wrote:
> > That is exactly the reason I put together the "ramdisk" driver,
> > which has equivalent functionality as MFS...
> I thought that the ramdisk driver was in real memory, rather than
> virtual memory. This is quite a difference....
> cjs

That is an unfortunate consequence of the name "ramdisk" -- that
people assume it implies "wired-down" kernel memory.  It does not.
The "ramdisk" driver can do EITHER kernel memory (wired) or user-
space (paged from swap) virtual memory with help from rdconfig(8).