Subject: Re: mount /tmp on swap
To: None <>
From: Havard Eidnes <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/08/1995 19:52:35
> I compiled current on a Sparc IPC and now, if I say
> mount -t mfs /dev/sd0b /tmp
> I get complains
> mfs: /tmp invalid argument
> (in fact: I used to have '/dev/sd0b /tmp mfs rw' in my fstab)
> Sorry that I did not find a reference to this particular problem
> (I *did* install all new /sbin/*mount* binaries)

Do you have "options MFS" in your kernel config?  I would also
advise you to add a "-s" option to the mount flags, so that you
limit the amount of swap space taken for /tmp.  Bad Things will
happen if you run out of swap space...  My entry (on i386 version
1.0) looks like this:

/dev/wd0b /tmp mfs rw,-s=3D32768 0 0

- H=E5vard