Subject: Re: phasing out mfs; make init(8) use tmpfs?
To: Eric Haszlakiewicz <email@example.com>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/16/2007 12:40:50
On Fri, 16 Feb 2007 11:11:12 -0600
Eric Haszlakiewicz <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 15, 2007 at 06:04:41PM -0600, David Young wrote:
> > On Thu, Feb 15, 2007 at 11:55:51PM +0000, Geoff Wing wrote:
> > > Only TMPFS? What if TMPFS fails?
> > I agree with you and Izumi Tsutsui, MFS ought to be attempted if
> > TMPFS fails.
> Three questions:
> How does this work toward the stated goal of phasing out mfs?
> Why would tmpfs fail?
> If tmpfs fails, why wouldn't mfs fail?
Because it's not in the kernel? Init should be able to deal with
that, I think.
--Steve Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb