Handbook Section 17.9.2 (Creating a File- or Memory-Backed Memory Disk)
The line which reads:
To create a new file-backed memory disk, first allocate an area of disk to use. This example creates an empty 5K file named newimage:
Should actually state that the command creates a 5.0MB file.
This is shown in the sample output and easily verifiable by anyone when they run the shown command:
# dd if=/dev/zero of=newimage bs=1k count=5k
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 201975 ***