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Re: tmpfs

From: olafBuddenhagen
Subject: Re: tmpfs
Date: Mon, 11 Jan 2010 05:57:39 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.19 (2009-01-05)


On Mon, Jan 11, 2010 at 04:10:53AM +0100, Samuel Thibault wrote:

> I've tried to use tmpfs for a /dev directory (10M size), and it seems
> to be not so stable: symlinks don't seem to be working for instance,
> and I couldn't create a file with some content.

Yes, it's known to be broken.

> Has somebody looked at such failures already?

IIRC Bing looked at it a couple of years ago, but got stuck on the more
serious issues with the pager. (Not sure though whether he ever
submitted patches for the simpler ones.)

I don't remember whether someone else took a look more recently. I do
remember some discussion, but I don't know with whom...


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