RAMFS(4)                                                 RAMFS(4)

     NAME
          ramfs  - memory file system

     SYNOPSIS
          ramfs [ -i ] [ -s ] -m [ mountpoint ]

     DESCRIPTION
          Ramfs starts a process that mounts itself (see bind(2)) on
          mountpoint (default /tmp).  The ramfs process implements a
          file tree rooted at dir, keeping all files in memory.  Ini-
          tially the file tree is empty.

          The -i flag tells ramfs to use file descriptors 0 and 1 for
          its communication channel rather than create a pipe.  This
          makes it possible to use ramfs as a file server on a remote
          machine: the file descriptors 0 and 1 will be the network
          channel from ramfs to the client machine.  The -s flag
          causes ramfs to post its channel on /srv/ramfs rather than
          mounting it on mountpoint, enabling multiple clients to
          access its files.  However, it does not authenticate its
          clients and its implementation of groups is simplistic, so
          it should not be used for precious data.

          This program is useful mainly as an example of how to write
          a user-level file server.  It can also be used to provide
          high-performance temporary files.

     SOURCE
          /sys/src/cmd/ramfs.c

     SEE ALSO
          bind(2)