Action required: Rawhide: /tmp is now on tmpfs

DJ Delorie dj at
Fri Jun 1 18:33:24 UTC 2012

> I am not sure asking is the right thing, I think tmpfs in RAM should
> be an *optional* supporte dfeature for those users that have a
> workload that *will* benefit from this feature and therefore *will*
> seek it.

It could have been as easy as a checkbox in the disk partitioning screen
of the install:

[ ] Use RAM and swap for temporary files

Perhaps checked/unchecked/disabled via some logic (enough ram?  swap
enabled? some /tmp listed in fstab?) but let the user decide.

> I do occasionally run swapoff -a
> I do that when I *know* the system is trashing just because the kernel
> is caching a lot of crap and swapping out a working set that *do* fit
> completely in memory if it weren't for the stupidly overly aggressive
> buffer caches.

echo 1 > /proc/sys/vm/swappiness

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