Subject: Re: FreeBSD 5/6/7 kernel emulator for NetBSD 2.x
To: Steven M.Bellovin <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-kern
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).

-- thorpej