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Is there anything like CompCache for FreeBSD?

  • CompCache is like mfs or tmpfs in FreeBSD. You can turn on compression on FS level or use something like geom_uzip(4) – Eir Nym Nov 19 '11 at 15:30
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# mdconfig -a -t malloc -o compress -o reserve -s 512m -u 7
# newfs -U /dev/md7
# mount /dev/md7 /mnt/ramdrive
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    albeit this might answer the quuestion can you elaborate a bit on the commands you suggested and what (specially the first line) do? – vfbsilva Aug 24 '13 at 5:30
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    FreeBSD has special md driver that allow to create virtual drives with various backends, like file on the disk or part of RAM. mdconfig just create such virtual drive. -t malloc define that drive is placed in the RAM, -o compress define that this drive will be un/compressed on the fly, -o reserve means that all amount of RAM will be reserved at creation. After that command new device will be created in the /dev - /dev/md7. Then you can use it like any other device - until system reboot or manual destruction of virtual drive. – Kondybas Aug 24 '13 at 22:34

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