|Summary:||RAMdisk doesn't keep its files|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Wouter Liefting <liefting>|
|Component:||kernel||Assignee:||Dave Jones <davej>|
|Status:||CLOSED NEXTRELEASE||QA Contact:||Brian Brock <bbrock>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2005-04-16 04:44:04 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Wouter Liefting 2004-06-01 11:47:36 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.0.1) Gecko/20021003 Description of problem: After creating and mounting a RAM disk you can store files on it. After unmounting and then mounting the RAM disk again these files are gone. This used to work in other distributions and kernel versions. Note: the fact that this does not work in itself is not a problem since you should not use RAM disks for this but use shmfs instead. But I've got the feeling that this a more fundamental bug somewhere in the filesystem code, instead of a RAM disk bug. Hence the report. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: mkdir /mnt/ramdisk dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/ram0 bs=1024k count=4 mke2fs /dev/ram0 (Note - the RAM disk is now 16 MB instead of 4 MB. Strange...) mount /dev/ram0 /mnt/ramdisk df (confirms that the FS size is 16 MB) cp /etc/passwd /mnt/ramdisk/passwd cat /mnt/ramdisk/passwd (no problem) umount /mnt/ramdisk mount /dev/ram0 /mnt/ramdisk (no problem so the filesystem info is still there!) cat /mnt/ramdisk/passwd (no such file or directory!) umount /mnt/ramdisk Actual Results: 1. Filesystem is 16 MB 2. /mnt/ramdisk/passwd: no such file or directory Expected Results: 1. Filesystem size should have been the size of the ramdisk - 4 MB 2. File should be there and viewable Additional info: This has always worked on 2.4 kernels and earlier. Does not work under the default FC2 kernel, and the problem has been confirmed under vanilla 2.6.6 as well.
Comment 1 Wouter Liefting 2004-06-01 11:54:10 UTC
*** Bug 124905 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 giulioo 2004-06-01 20:39:21 UTC
> dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/ram0 bs=1024k count=4 >1. Filesystem size should have been the size of the ramdisk - 4 MB Note that you merely blanked 4MB, the size of the ramdisk is fixed (boot time option and/or compile time I think); ie, try the same with /dev/hda, would you expect that hda became 4MB? So I think expectation no.1 is wrong and observed behavior is right (pass block size to mke2fs to get a 4MB fs)
Comment 3 Dave Jones 2005-04-16 04:44:04 UTC
Fedora Core 2 has now reached end of life, and no further updates will be provided by Red Hat. The Fedora legacy project will be producing further kernel updates for security problems only. If this bug has not been fixed in the latest Fedora Core 2 update kernel, please try to reproduce it under Fedora Core 3, and reopen if necessary, changing the product version accordingly. Thank you.