Re: Moving /tmp to tmpfs makes it useless
> This is complete bullshit. If you know nothing about how virtual memory
> works, please refrain from making a fool of yourself.
> Files which are written on a regular filesystem stay on memory. This is
> called the buffer cache. Whenever they are not used and/or the system
> needs to reclaim memory, they are trashed.
> Files which are written on a tmpfs stay on memory. Whenever they are not
> used and/or the system needs to reclaim memory, they are swapped.
> See? No difference.
You seem to forget that memory is not an unlimited resource, the system might
need it for other things, and in that case a large tmpfs causes severe
slowdown (and even complete freeze).