On Thu, Apr 14, 2011 at 10:44:08AM +0200, Bastien ROUCARIES wrote: > On Thu, Apr 14, 2011 at 4:20 AM, Karl Goetz <email@example.com> wrote: > > On Wed, 13 Apr 2011 10:32:42 +0100 > > Roger Leigh <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > > >> On Tue, Apr 12, 2011 at 12:38:03PM +0100, Roger Leigh wrote: > > > >> Following the discussion yesterday, I'd like to propose doing > >> something like the example below. It's possible to size a tmpfs > >> as a percentage of core memory, the default being -o size=50%. > >> Rather than setting an absolute value, we can size e.g. /run > >> as a percentage of total memory, which should scale with /run > >> usage better than a fixed value. > >> > >> Proposal: > > [...] > >> /run/shm: No default (use general tmpfs default of 20%) > >> /tmp: No default (use general tmpfs default of 20%) > > > > 20% doesn't seem like a lot for /tmp when people try and compile > > something. While its not something most people end up doing, it does > > seem odd to make people change their tempfs size before they can start > > building packages for debian/themselves. > > just a thought, > > And moreover for scientific computation /tmp need to be on an > harddisk. I do not want my 16GiB matric to go to memory when I have > only 8GiB of RAM.... > > Please do not put /tmp on tmpfs use a bind mount of a rw partition If it wasn't already clear, having /tmp as a tmpfs is a /configurable option/, and it is /not/ the default (except when root is read-only (ro) in fstab). Regards, Roger -- .''`. Roger Leigh : :' : Debian GNU/Linux http://people.debian.org/~rleigh/ `. `' Printing on GNU/Linux? http://gutenprint.sourceforge.net/ `- GPG Public Key: 0x25BFB848 Please GPG sign your mail.
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