putting "/tmp" to memory
Bruno Wolff III
bruno at wolff.to
Sun Jan 23 16:11:31 UTC 2011
On Mon, Jan 24, 2011 at 02:24:59 +1030,
Tim <ignored_mailbox at yahoo.com.au> wrote:
> On Sun, 2011-01-23 at 05:47 -0800, kellyremo wrote:
> > Disadvantages:
> If you burn DVDs, you need to be able to set the software to use
> somewhere other than /tmp to create its temporary files. Else, you're
> going to need at least 5 gigs of spare RAM for your tmpfs /tmp, to hold
> an entire DVD ISO.
> There's probably some other applications which make big temp files, too,
> but that's the one that springs to mind.
tmpfs can use swap space when needed, so you could set up say a 10 GB swap
partition to allow you to handle cases where you need a lot of temp space.
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