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Re: Default size limits for /run (/var/run) and /run/lock (/var/lock)

Bastien ROUCARIES <roucaries.bastien@gmail.com> writes:

> On Thu, Apr 14, 2011 at 4:20 AM, Karl Goetz <karl@kgoetz.id.au> wrote:
>> On Wed, 13 Apr 2011 10:32:42 +0100
>> Roger Leigh <rleigh@codelibre.net> 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
> Bastien

Then you wouldn't be setting RAMTMP (or whatever the variable is


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