Action required: Rawhide: /tmp is now on tmpfs
bdwheele at indiana.edu
Fri Jun 1 13:27:16 UTC 2012
On 06/01/2012 08:12 AM, Alexey I. Froloff wrote:
> my biggest problem was that tmpfs by
> default allocates half of physical RAM for partition. So I just
> allocated big enough swap and added a line to /etc/fstab with
> appropriate size= option.
And how is a random user supposed to know this? So if things start
acting up the answer is to add more swap and mess with fstab? WTF? So
now any software which uses /tmp for *gasp* temporary space is now
potentially broken depending on the size of the temporary data.
Sorry guys, this feature sucks. The rationale was and is handwavy at
best and none of the legitimate concerns which have been raised have
been answered in any meaningful fashion. There have never been any
numbers showing the IO/power benefit claims are true.
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