Subject: Re: Increasing the number of inodes in the ramdisk images
To: Jason Thorpe <>
From: David Laight <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 03/16/2005 21:19:05
On Tue, Mar 15, 2005 at 06:35:59PM -0800, Jason Thorpe wrote:
> On Mar 15, 2005, at 4:08 PM, David Laight wrote:
> >IIRC you will need to increase the size of the ramdisk as well.
> >For most i386 systems there isn't a problem with memory size, but the
> >install kernel will still run in 16MB (but not 12), and install-tiny
> >in something quite a lot smaller.
> No, this is created in an MFS by init(8) at run-time.  It has no impact 
> on the space consumed in the ramdisk.

I meant the size of the mfs filesystem created by init, not the install
ramdisk.  Although it does look as though this is calculated.
(I even suspect I wrote the calculation...)


David Laight: