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Re: mdconfig ?

From: "Justin C. Sherrill" <justin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2006 09:46:30 -0500 (EST)

On Fri, February 17, 2006 8:53 am, David Rhodus wrote:
> Has anyone looked at porting mdconfig and friends over from FreeBSD ?

NetBSD recently added tmpfs, as a replacement to mfs.  This also may be
worth looking at, if it performs better.  (though mdconfig is a tool and
tmpfs is a file system, so these are really two separate but related

For tmpfs, there's some benchmarks here, vs. NetBSD's existing mfs:

Code's here:

I've had a recurring geek fantasy over the years of buying a motherboard
and maxing out the installed RAM, and using most of that as a filesystem
for buildworlds.

Gigabyte was recently selling a PCI card with several gig of
battery-backed RAM on it for use as a drive - relatively expensive, of
course, even with how much RAM has dropped in price over the years.

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