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Re: /tmp as tmpfs and consequence for imaging software

> Given that any burning software can (approximately) determine what size the
> ISO file will be, it should really not start to write it in /tmp when the
> /tmp size is not big enough (which the software can also check). Prompting
> a user with "I will not be able to write ${file} in /tmp, please point me
> to a location where I can." should not be too much of a problem.

Yes it can (and does) if there is not enough space in /tmp. What mostly scares 
me is the idea of paging out 4GiB to the swap partition (assuming it is so 
big), because of a tmpfs configured to be very large.

Salvo Tomaselli

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