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Default tmpfs on OpenBSD

Facts:
I'm using MFS (memory file system), because I believe I've enough RAM (3 GB) and want to protect my SSD from unnecessary temp files.
Basically that works great. But MFS ist sadly grow only.

The better (and faster: mail-index.netbsd(dot)org/current-users/2005/10/04/0002.html) alternative in my eyes ist tmpfs.

So I've interested read the release notes of DragonflyBSD, who shows that tmpfs are ported from NetBSD to that FreeBSD (4.8) based operating system: www(dot)dragonflybsd(dot)org/release26/

Wikipedia means, that in October 1995, OpenBSD forked as a new project from NetBSD (1.0).

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Is anybody out there, who run tmpfs under OpenBSD? And if not, are there plans to port tmpfs to that platform, like DragonflyBSD did it before? The distant relationship from OpenBSD to NetBSD should make that not too difficult, or am I on the wrong tack?
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...are there plans to port tmpfs to that platform, like DragonflyBSD did it before?
While this is a legitimate question, you are likely not to get an answer for two reasons:
  • Those of us who answer questions regularly here are not project developers, so we have little more information than what can be found reading the project mailing lists on a regular basis.

    On a slight tangent, little appears in the misc@ archives on this subject:

    http://marc.info/?l=openbsd-misc&w=2&r=1&s=tmpfs&q=b
  • You might pose this question on the misc@ mailing list, but be sure it does not appear that you are asking or demanding the developers add such a feature. At worse, feature requests are ignored; at the very worse, you will possibly receive a stream of very unpleasant responses.
In general, the OpenBSD developers are most open to people submitting diffs of work which either corrects or extends current functionality. The specific target demographic of the project is the project developers themselves. The rest of us are lucky they make their work freely available to the public.
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Default tmpfs is enabled in OpenBSD 5.5

Time is a healer... tmpfs will be available in OpenBSD 5.5:
http://undeadly.org/cgi?action=artic...20131217081921
http://www.openbsd.org/55.html
YEAH!

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