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

Gerry Reno greno at verizon.net
Fri Jun 1 15:44:12 UTC 2012

On 06/01/2012 11:35 AM, Gregory Maxwell wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 1, 2012 at 11:27 AM, Gerry Reno <greno at verizon.net> wrote:
>> This "feature" may have some benefits but I think they are infinitesimally small.
> The feature may be adopted/promoted on the basis of SSD writecycle
> preservation, but tmpfs also offers considerable performance
> improvements for workloads that create/remove files in /tmp at high
> speed— which is the reason that many people have been using tmpfs for
> /tmp on many systems for much longer than SSDs have existed.

Well, I don't have any workloads that are doing high-speed create/remove of file in /tmp.

And I don't think most people have any of those types of workloads either.

Wouldn't it make sense that people with those types of workloads could enable /tmp on tmpfs?   

Rather than making it the default for everyone.


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