Subject: Re: mfs woes
To: None <>
From: David Young <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 07/16/2004 21:40:25
On Tue, Jul 13, 2004 at 05:18:31PM -0500, David Young wrote:
> 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?

Discussion here and on ICB leads me to believe that md is a better bet
than mfs, but they will both waste memory by caching.


David Young             OJC Technologies      Urbana, IL * (217) 278-3933