Subject: Re: mfs woes
To: David Young <>
From: Wojciech Puchar <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 07/14/2004 21:01:31
> To:
> Subject: mfs woes
> I am told that blocks in the memory filesystem (mfs) can end up in the
> buffer cache: this double-whammy on memory can lead to memory exhaustion.
> The problem is compounded (I do not understand how or why) when multiple
> mfs are in use.
> Is there any bug-fix or work-around for the memory-inefficiency/exhaustion
> issue?  Can somebody outline what a fix would look like?
real fix would be write real mfs, not quick hack that emulates disk in 
userspace VM, which is then double-cached.

i trued to use mfs  but:

1) async-mounted partition works better/faster unless it's small MFS which 
is rarely used and never get swapped
2) it can easily crash the machine.