Commit 3f96b79a authored by Hugh Dickins's avatar Hugh Dickins Committed by Linus Torvalds
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tmpfs: depend on shmem

CONFIG_SHMEM off gives you (ramfs masquerading as) tmpfs, even when
CONFIG_TMPFS is off: that's a little anomalous, and I'd intended to make
more sense of it by removing CONFIG_TMPFS altogether, always enabling its
code when CONFIG_SHMEM; but so many defconfigs have CONFIG_SHMEM on
CONFIG_TMPFS off that we'd better leave that as is.

But there is no point in asking for CONFIG_TMPFS if CONFIG_SHMEM is off:
make TMPFS depend on SHMEM, which also prevents TMPFS_POSIX_ACL
shmem_acl.o being pointlessly built into the kernel when SHMEM is off.

And a selfish change, to prevent the world from being rebuilt when I
switch between CONFIG_SHMEM on and off: the only CONFIG_SHMEM in the
header files is mm.h shmem_lock() - give that a shmem.c stub instead.
Signed-off-by: default avatarHugh Dickins <>
Acked-by: default avatarMatt Mackall <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent cdf7b341
......@@ -109,6 +109,7 @@ source "fs/sysfs/Kconfig"
config TMPFS
bool "Virtual memory file system support (former shm fs)"
depends on SHMEM
Tmpfs is a file system which keeps all files in virtual memory.
......@@ -702,17 +702,8 @@ extern void pagefault_out_of_memory(void);
extern void show_free_areas(void);
extern int shmem_lock(struct file *file, int lock, struct user_struct *user);
static inline int shmem_lock(struct file *file, int lock,
struct user_struct *user)
return 0;
int shmem_lock(struct file *file, int lock, struct user_struct *user);
struct file *shmem_file_setup(const char *name, loff_t size, unsigned long flags);
int shmem_zero_setup(struct vm_area_struct *);
#ifndef CONFIG_MMU
......@@ -2593,6 +2593,11 @@ int shmem_unuse(swp_entry_t entry, struct page *page)
return 0;
int shmem_lock(struct file *file, int lock, struct user_struct *user)
return 0;
#define shmem_vm_ops generic_file_vm_ops
#define shmem_file_operations ramfs_file_operations
#define shmem_get_inode(sb, mode, dev, flags) ramfs_get_inode(sb, mode, dev)
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