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Re: kern/45709: tmpfs size went nuts

The following reply was made to PR kern/45709; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: David Holland <>
Subject: Re: kern/45709: tmpfs size went nuts
Date: Sat, 17 Dec 2011 02:59:10 +0000

 On Fri, Dec 16, 2011 at 11:00:10PM +0000, Taylor R Campbell wrote:
  > From: Taylor R Campbell <>
  > To: dieter roelants <>
  > Cc:,,
  > Subject: Re: kern/45709: tmpfs size went nuts
  > Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2011 22:59:31 +0000
  >     Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2011 10:05:03 +0000 (UTC)
  >     From: dieter roelants <>
  >     Could it be you didn't have enough free swap? I.e. the tmpfs file
  >     system size seems to be capped by the amount of free memory.
  >  Unlikely.  I had two or three gigabytes of swap handy, and there was
  >  only about a gigabyte of RAM in use at the time, plus a few dozens of
  >  megabytes stored in the tmpfses.  So there should have been four or
  >  five gigabytes of memory free, not ten to twenty megabytes.
 So, something was truncating to 32 bits? :-/
 David A. Holland

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