Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 124905
RAMdisk doesn't keep its files
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:43 EST
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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):
Steps to Reproduce:
dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/ram0 bs=1024k count=4
(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)
mount /dev/ram0 /mnt/ramdisk (no problem so the filesystem info
is still there!)
cat /mnt/ramdisk/passwd (no such file or directory!)
1. Filesystem is 16 MB
2. /mnt/ramdisk/passwd: no such file or directory
1. Filesystem size should have been the size of the ramdisk - 4 MB
2. File should be there and viewable
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.
Should not use the "back" button on my browser - this creates multiple
bug reports... :-(
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 124904 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.