Ramdisk Size

Eric R Johnson bioinformaticist at mn.rr.com
Mon Sep 22 02:04:11 EDT 2003

I would like to create a large ramdisk to keep a database which will be 
searched often, but not changed.
The only thing I currently know how to do to create a ramdisk is:
mke2fs /dev/ram0
mount /dev/ram0 /tmp/ramdisk0

The only problem is that this creates a 4MB ramdisk, and I would like 
something on the order of 1GB.

I tried running menuconfig and changing the default ramdisk size to 1GB, 
making the kernel, and rebooting.  Now when I run menuconfig, it shows 
the ramdisk size as 1GB, but when I execute the mke2fs /dev/ram0, it 
still only creates a 4MB ramdisk.

Can someone point me in the right direction?


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