Cleaning /tmp on boot

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Thu Feb 24 16:56:16 GMT 2005

"Lars Kristiansen" <lars+lister.freebsd at> writes:

> > Alternatively, is there something similar to tmpfs from Linux
> > available on FreeBSD?  I've heard about mfs but it statically
> > allocates memory from the VM, I'd prefer if allocation was done only
> > as needed on demand.
> Found these:
> So swap backed memory disks only swaps to disk when necessary.
> Wish that could have been mentioned in the handbook or man-pages.
> Should I try to PR that? Someone more knowledgeable will do it I hope :-)

--- src/share/man/man4/md.4.ORIG   Thu Feb 24 11:51:37 2005
+++ src/share/man/man4/md.4        Thu Feb 24 11:51:51 2005
@@ -50,7 +50,7 @@
 This allows for mounting ISO images without the tedious
 detour over actual physical media.
 .It Cm swap
-Backing store is allocated from swap space.
+Backing store is allocated from virtual memory space.
 For more information, please see

Feel free to PR.
Lowell Gilbert, embedded/networking software engineer, Boston area

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