Subject: Re: Using tmpfs instead of mfs for "MAKEDEV -M"
To: None <>
From: David Young <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 12/09/2007 21:26:06
On Sun, Dec 09, 2007 at 02:07:33PM +0200, Alan Barrett wrote:
> mount_tmpfs(8) seems to be quite stable, so I'd like to
> start using it instead of mount_mfs(8) for "MAKEDEV -M".
> Not all our INSTALL-like or GENERIC-like kernels include
> "file-system TMPFS", so I'd make MAKEDEV fall back to
> using mfs if tmpfs doesn't work.

I don't know if it is important, but tmpfs does not provide whitespace,
so mounting it -o union may not always work as one expects.


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