What is the device /dev/shm ? I have it on my old linux system and the
filesystem looks like tmpfs. I never used or even noticed it before. Could I
use it's sapce to lay down a minix FS?
- Re: /var/mail -vs- /var/spool/mail
... bit more complicated to mount /var/spool/mail than it is to mount /var/mail. ... The way I am doing this is instead of one disk filesystem being the root, ... the sysfs filesystem at /sys. ... It may be a tmpfs filesystem to facilitate this. ...
- [PATCH] tmpfs time granularity fix for [acm]time going backwards. Also VFS time granularity bug on c
... However only on tmpfs. ... Test output from a filesystem not supporting sub-second timestamps ...
- Idea about a disc backed ram filesystem
... Currently we have ram filesystems (like tmpfs) and disc based file systems ... Disc access is slow against a ram based fs. ... One idea is to build a complete virtual filesystem that connects to the VFS ...
- Re: Initializing VFS caches
... A ramdisk impelements a virtual device, a tmpfs implements ... use a ramdisk to test how certain aspects of a filesystem ... you get more meta data without increasing ...
- Re: Slow swapon for big (12GB) swap
... I am using big swap here (as a backing for potentially huge tmpfs). ... And I wonder why swapon on such big swap takes about 7 minutes (continuous disk IO). ... ordinary filesystem. ...