Opinion: On pramfs and RAM based Linux file systemsOct 02, 2009, 22:02 (0 Talkback[s])
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""Apparently there had been some problems with the patch being merged into the Linux kernel for a number of reasons. (1) Montavista was attempting to patent some of the concepts and algorithms used in the file system (in 2004) and (2) even after the dropped the idea of patenting their code, there was some discussion on the redundancy of having yet another file system implemented into the Linux kernel (in 2009). What that means, is that the Linux kernel already has two commonly used RAM file systems and a large number of other file systems. So why was there a need to write another one? Why couldn't Montavista patch already existing code? (3) It is also not a full featured file system in that it does not support symbolic links.
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