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TMPFS(5)		  FreeBSD File Formats Manual		      TMPFS(5)

NAME
     tmpfs -- efficient	memory file system

SYNOPSIS
     To	compile	this driver into the kernel, place the following line in your
     kernel configuration file:

	   options TMPFS

     Alternatively, to load the	driver as a module at boot time, place the
     following line in loader.conf(5):

	   tmpfs_load="YES"

DESCRIPTION
     The tmpfs driver will permit the FreeBSD kernel to	access tmpfs file sys-
     tems.

OPTIONS
     The following options are available when mounting tmpfs file systems:

     gid     root group	id.

     uid     root user id.

     mode    permissions in octal format.

     inodes  maximum number of inodes.

     size    maximum size (in bytes) for the file system.

EXAMPLES
     To	mount a	tmpfs memory file system:

	   mount -t tmpfs tmpfs	/tmp

SEE ALSO
     nmount(2),	unmount(2), fstab(5), mount(8)

HISTORY
     The tmpfs driver first appeared in	FreeBSD	7.0.

AUTHORS
     The tmpfs kernel implementation was written by Julio M. Merino Vidal
     <jmmv@NetBSD.org> as a Google SoC project.

     Rohit Jalan and others ported it from NetBSD to FreeBSD.

     This manual page was written by Xin LI <delphij@FreeBSD.org>.

BUGS
     The tmpfs kernel implementation is	currently considered as	an experimen-
     tal feature.  Some	file system mount time options are not well supported.

FreeBSD	8.1			 June 12, 2008			   FreeBSD 8.1

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