Subject: Re: Removing tmpfs' experimental status, take 2
To: Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
From: matthew sporleder <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 11/09/2006 10:53:37
On 11/9/06, Julio M. Merino Vidal <> wrote:
> Hi,
> It has been almost three weeks since I proposed removing tmpfs's
> experimental status.  At that time several concerns were raised and
> all of them have been addressed.  These were:
> * NFS-exportability.  tmpfs now works over NFS; at the very least
>   its test suite can be executed successfully over a remote tmpfs.
> * Data corruption: Two issues were raised.  Once was a real
>   problem in tmpfs where it would not deal with mtimes properly
>   during renames and the other was due to misconfiguration on
>   the tester's machine.  In other words, there was no "data
>   corruption" as such.
> * vnd over files in tmpfs: This now works.
> * Linux binaries cannot readdir tmpfs properly: This has been
>   addressed and now applications such as (the
>   one against which the bug was filled) can see the contents of
>   tmpfs volumes.
> * kqueue notifications have been audited and they now match the
>   behavior of MFS (FFS).
> Aside the raised issues:
> * A tmpfs LKM has been added.
> * A bug in tmpfs has been fixed that caused a crash (in DEBUG
>   kernels only) when accessing the current directory after it was
>   removed.
> * Maybe something else...

All good news!