Subject: Re: FreeBSD 5/6/7 kernel emulator for NetBSD 2.x
To: Thor Lancelot Simon <>
From: Pavel Cahyna <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 10/28/2005 00:16:47
On Thu, Oct 27, 2005 at 06:03:58PM -0400, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 27, 2005 at 09:32:02PM +0200, Julio M. Merino Vidal wrote:
> > 
> > They are bigger than on-disk nodes, but not so much.  You can ceratinly keep
> > a bunch of them in memory, specially considering that a devfs doesn't have
> > a lot of nodes; you'll only have those that you really need.
> They're enough bigger that tmpfs isn't really useful for /tmp on, for
> instance, (which has hundreds of thousands of tiny
> files in it).  This is very unfortunate.

Is the size really a problem, or rather the fact that they must AFAIK be
always resident in memory?

Pavel Cahyna