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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