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

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at redhat.com
Fri Jun 1 19:13:58 UTC 2012

On Fri, Jun 01, 2012 at 06:21:28PM +0200, Lennart Poettering wrote:
> ext3 otoh means must be on disk in the end, [...]

This is plainly not true.  If you create a file and immediate delete
it, ext3 won't write the data to disk (metadata is slightly different,
but in any case very small).

What are the numbers to support your argument that having a hard limit
on the size of /tmp is a benefit, in terms of performance or anything

> I think most of the noise in this flame thread is due to a
> misunderstanding how modern memory management works [...]

I don't think so.


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