Subject: Re: /dev on tmpfs problem
To: Joerg Sonnenberger <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 11/12/2005 07:44:22
In message <>, Joerg Sonnenberger writes
>On Sat, Nov 12, 2005 at 06:55:42AM +0100, Hubert Feyrer wrote:
>> On Sat, 12 Nov 2005, YAMAMOTO Takashi wrote:
>> >IMO removing tmpfs auto-sizing feature is a way to go.
>> Um, wasn't the whole point of tmpfs to have auto-sizing?
>> (Maybe I'm missing something here)
>The whole point of tmpfs is avoiding double memory using (buffer cache
>and MFS process). Autosizing is just a nice side effect.

And also to be able to give back "disk" space that isn't in use.

		--Steven M. Bellovin,