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authorRobert P. J. Day <rpjday@mindspring.com>2007-10-16 23:29:30 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@woody.linux-foundation.org>2007-10-17 08:42:56 -0700
commitfac8b209b1084bc85748bd54e13d00c1262b220f (patch)
treeeae5cd70819f8f3c9b44cfa636051f0f1497266a /Documentation
parent1810732e94576ae0d04e953ecaba8c7151c9a287 (diff)
Remove final traces of long-deprecated "ramdisk" kernel parm
Since the "ramdisk" kernel parameter has been officially deprecated since at least 2.6.18, might as well finally get rid of it. Signed-off-by: Robert P. J. Day <rpjday@mindspring.com> Acked-by: Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@linux-m68k.org> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation')
3 files changed, 2 insertions, 13 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt b/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
index eb247997f679..a0ed205e5351 100644
--- a/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
+++ b/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
@@ -1473,14 +1473,10 @@ and is between 256 and 4096 characters. It is defined in the file
raid= [HW,RAID]
See Documentation/md.txt.
- ramdisk= [RAM] Sizes of RAM disks in kilobytes [deprecated]
- See Documentation/ramdisk.txt.
ramdisk_blocksize= [RAM]
See Documentation/ramdisk.txt.
ramdisk_size= [RAM] Sizes of RAM disks in kilobytes
- New name for the ramdisk parameter.
See Documentation/ramdisk.txt.
rcu.blimit= [KNL,BOOT] Set maximum number of finished
diff --git a/Documentation/m68k/kernel-options.txt b/Documentation/m68k/kernel-options.txt
index 59108cebe163..8a523f6af48a 100644
--- a/Documentation/m68k/kernel-options.txt
+++ b/Documentation/m68k/kernel-options.txt
@@ -192,10 +192,10 @@ Devices possible for Atari:
-2.6) ramdisk=
+2.6) ramdisk_size=
-Syntax: ramdisk=<size>
+Syntax: ramdisk_size=<size>
This option instructs the kernel to set up a ramdisk of the given
size in KBytes. Do not use this option if the ramdisk contents are
diff --git a/Documentation/ramdisk.txt b/Documentation/ramdisk.txt
index 33e987df071e..6c820baa19a6 100644
--- a/Documentation/ramdisk.txt
+++ b/Documentation/ramdisk.txt
@@ -31,13 +31,6 @@ To use RAM disk support with your system, run './MAKEDEV ram' from the /dev
directory. RAM disks are all major number 1, and start with minor number 0
for /dev/ram0, etc. If used, modern kernels use /dev/ram0 for an initrd.
-The old "ramdisk=<ram_size>" has been changed to "ramdisk_size=<ram_size>" to
-make it clearer. The original "ramdisk=<ram_size>" has been kept around for
-compatibility reasons, but it may be removed in the future.
-There are also config symbols (in the Block drivers config menu) for these
-variables: BLK_DEV_RAM_SIZE defaults to 4096 and BLK_DEV_RAM_BLOCKSIZE
-defaults to 1024.
The new RAM disk also has the ability to load compressed RAM disk images,
allowing one to squeeze more programs onto an average installation or
rescue floppy disk.

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