On 25 May, Sheldon Hearn wrote:
> On Fri, 25 May 2001 09:34:16 -0400, Mikhail Teterin wrote:
>> Why can't that program _replace_ mount_mfs? And assume the name too?
> The objection that impressed me the last time this was suggested is
> that it's totally counter-intuitive to have a binary called mount_mfs
> that doesn't mount an MFS filesystem.
Well, for all intents and purposes, it does. It creates the device
backed by swap and newfs-es it.
> Rather, it does all sorts of icky extra stuff to achieve a rather
> specific goal.
The goal of creating a virtual file-system in memory. What's MFS?
> I still don't see why an rc.conf knob specifically for /tmp isn't
> sufficient. That's what people want this for.
As said before, /tmp is too specific. What if I want /tmp2 or /usr/obj
to be there for whatever crazy reason? Also, this will require me to
modify the /etc/fstab that served me for years.
> Others can read the excellent documentation supplied in mdconfig(8),
> which is appropriately cross-referenced from md(4), which is the
> manual page for the device concerned.
And code their own /usr/local/etc/rc.d/mount_memory.sh? Why? Is not
/etc/fstab a better place for file-system tables?
> Logical, orthogonal and pretty damn easy, when you look at the
> EXAMPLES section. :-)
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