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Old 06-28-2004, 05:20 AM   #1
malo_umoran
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how to free ramdisk without reboot?


Hi,

as the subject says, does somebody know how to free ramdisk without reboot?

I would appreciate any help.

thanks

M.
 
Old 06-28-2004, 05:24 AM   #2
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Do you mean unmount it?
ramdisk works just like any other "drive"

just umount /dev/ramX {X-the ramdrive no}
on my system (2.6.7 kernel) it is link to /dev/rd/X

unmounting it would release the ramdrive
 
Old 06-28-2004, 05:33 AM   #3
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well ... i was trying a lot of times with umount, but I got ramdisk back to ram only after reboot.

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Old 06-28-2004, 08:23 AM   #4
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OH! I didn't motice such thing. Hmm.. What kernel version are you using? Will check mine later.
 
  


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