Subject: Re: /dev on tmpfs problem
To: Joerg Sonnenberger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com>
Date: 11/12/2005 07:44:22
In message <20051112122552.GA4712@britannica.bec.de>, 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, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb