disk usage

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Wed Jan 10 14:36:07 UTC 2007

Alf-Ivar Holm wrote:

> John Dangler <jdangler at atlantic.net> writes:
>> ran a df -a this morning on my laptop, and found this entry
>> lrm 127968 18856 109132 15% /lib/modules/2.6.15-27-386/volatile
>> I hadn't noticed that before.  Can someone here enlighten me as to what
>> this is ?
> This is mounted by Linux Restricted Modules (lrm).  A bit more
> information if you look at the package
> "linux-restricted-modules-common" or if you read the initialisation
> file "/etc/default/linux-restricted-modules-common".
> "lrm" appears to have changed name to "tmpfs" in Edgy.

?  Not at all.  tmpfs is just an in-memory filesystem.  /dev and /var/lock
are on tmpfs, too. lrm is apparently _another_ tmpfs.  We should all have
tmpfs file systems mounted, we don't all have lrm.

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