[HEADS-UP] Rawhide: /tmp is now on tmpfs

Chris Adams cmadams at hiwaay.net
Fri Jun 1 15:36:54 UTC 2012

Once upon a time, Gerry Reno <greno at verizon.net> said:
> Wait a minute.  Back in this thread it says that half of RAM is allocated to the tmpfs for /tmp.

Not exactly.  The default size limit for a tmpfs mount is half of RAM;
the RAM is not allocated exclusively to the tmpfs.  The files in a tmpfs
mount live in the page cache and can be swapped out if needed.

Chris Adams <cmadams at hiwaay.net>
Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services
I don't speak for anybody but myself - that's enough trouble.

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