Subject: Re: Has anyone found a way to implement quotas with MFS?
To: None <>
From: Gordon W. Ross <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/23/1996 17:18:04
> Date: Tue, 23 Apr 1996 11:00:19 -0400
> From: "Perry E. Metzger" <>

> der Mouse writes:
> > > But quotacheck seems to want an ffs... [...]  Has anyone come up with
> > > an elegant (or at least a working) way to have quotas on an mfs?
> > 
> > I doubt you'll get that.  But you should be able to get the functional
> > equivalent by using an rd ramdisk instead of mfs; those are, AFAIK,
> > real disk devices, capable of ffs, iso9660, msdos, etc - any filesystem
> > you can have on a real disk, you can have on an rd.
> The file system on an mfs is really an ffs in a chunk of process
> memory...

I'm not sure if you were point out a difference, but...

The ramdisk also uses process memory when it is configured with
rdconfig.  (The storage is user-space, paged from swap space.)
So, that makes it equivalent to an MFS.