Subject: Re: Has anyone found a way to implement quotas with MFS?
To: Gordon W. Ross <>
From: Phil Knaack <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/23/1996 11:24:24
>> Date: Mon, 22 Apr 1996 01:06:55 -0700 (PDT)
>> From: Rick Dante <>

>> I want to mount memory filesystems on /tmp and /var/tmp and I want to slap
>> quotas on them to keep the users from blowing things up.
>> I thought I could simply edit rc to copy quota.user from a secure place on
>> disk to /tmp.  But quotacheck seems to want an ffs...  it ignores the
>> fstab entry with the mfs.

>This is yet another way in which mfs is sort of kluged.

>If instead, you use "rdconfig ..." to configure a user-space
>RAM-disk, you get exactly the same resource use as MFS, and
>the mount is an honest-to-goodness FFS type.  (quota support)
>The downside is you have to newfs the RAM-disk yourself.

	Upon browsing the rdconfig man page and /etc/MAKEDEV I don't
see any /dev/rd* devices, nor do I see major/minor numbers for them..
have any idea what they are?

Phillip F Knaack     
Database Programmer, NCREMP    Student Development Group
ISU Extension                  Project Vincent, Iowa State University