Subject: Re: FreeBSD 5/6/7 kernel emulator for NetBSD 2.x
To: Steven M.Bellovin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jason Thorpe <email@example.com>
Date: 10/26/2005 12:02:15
On Oct 26, 2005, at 11:06 AM, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
> I was under the impression that each i-node in tmpfs consumed a fair
> amount of space, making it a bad match for things like /dev which have
> very many i-nodes but no actual files.
Um, I don't think they consume THAT much memory. Certainly, it would
be a modified code base (no need for the anon memory object, for
And in a devfs world, you only have as many "inodes" as you have
devices (more or less).