Subject: Re: phasing out mfs; make init(8) use tmpfs?
To: Eric Haszlakiewicz <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 02/16/2007 12:57:08
On Fri, 16 Feb 2007 11:44:41 -0600
Eric Haszlakiewicz <> wrote:

> So why is that any different than mfs not being in the kernel?
> i.e. why do we need to worry about this error when using tmpfs but
>  not when using mfs?
Because people with custom kernels may not have tmpfs included, since
it didn't exist at all until recently and (as has been noted) still
isn't in the default kernel for many platforms. 

		--Steve Bellovin,