Subject: Re: Removing tmpfs' experimental status, take 2
To: Julio M. Merino Vidal <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: matthew sporleder <email@example.com>
Date: 11/09/2006 10:53:37
On 11/9/06, Julio M. Merino Vidal <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> 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 OpenOffice.org (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
> * Maybe something else...
All good news!