Opened 8 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

#8382 closed enhancement (fixed)

A way to save temporary files into the RAM?

Reported by: MichaelPeppers Owned by: nobody
Priority: normal Milestone: R1
Component: File Systems Version: R1/Development
Keywords: ram disk Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Has a Patch: no Platform: All

Description

With the sheer amount of RAM modern computers have today and with the low requirements of Haiku I think having an option to make the system save temporary files (clipboard stuff included) into the RAM would be neat. There are so many advantages in having a feature like this available that I'm not even in the mood to list them.

Another nice to have and related feature would be being able to set up and use a "RAM disk", drivers for this have been available for a long time in both BeOS and Haiku so maybe they could be looked upon and, if deemed suitable, be added to the Haiku main tree and thus be available by default on any Haiku system. Just a thought.

RAM disk drivers:

http://haikuware.com/directory/view-details/drivers/file-system/agmsramfilesystem

http://haikuware.com/directory/view-details/drivers/miscellaneous/agmsramdiskdevice

http://haikuware.com/directory/view-details/drivers/file-system/ramdisk

http://haikuware.com/directory/view-details/drivers/removable-storage/cram

Change History (1)

comment:1 by diver, 5 years ago

Component: - GeneralFile Systems
Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

There is a ramfs driver now, but it's currently broken due to #11105.

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