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

Reindl Harald h.reindl at thelounge.net
Wed Jun 20 17:22:40 UTC 2012

Am 20.06.2012 19:18, schrieb Gregory Maxwell:
> On Wed, Jun 20, 2012 at 12:57 PM, Reindl Harald <h.reindl at thelounge.net> wrote:
>> i bet now someone is coming up wth "he must not dump a 100 Gb file to /tmp"
>> this is the wrong perspective
>> the right one is "the system must not crash if someone does"
> Good thing it doesn't

no it does not CRASH

but it starts crawling around because the system starts
to swap and i have never seen any linux system not
get unuseable for my taste while heavily swapping


what is so difficulty to undersatnd:

a application has the choice:

* holding data in memory
* writing data to a file

if the application thinks the data of the current workload
is too big for memory why would it be a godd design for a
operating system-default to say "does not bother me"?

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