Subject: Re: phasing out mfs; make init(8) use tmpfs?
To: David Young <>
From: Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 02/16/2007 16:16:45
On Thu, Feb 15, 2007 at 06:10:00PM -0600, David Young wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 16, 2007 at 10:44:37AM +1100, Simon Burge wrote:
> > The tmpfs case should stop the silly "you've run out of inodes"
> > problem we seem to regularly see with mfs, right?
> It could.  In my patch, I set a fixed number of inodes.  I guess there
> is no need.

There is no need to set a limit, and given that /dev is only writable by
root, using a dynamically-sized tmpfs should not be a problem.

Julio M. Merino Vidal <>