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Re: Moving /tmp to tmpfs makes it useful

On Fri, May 25, 2012 at 05:08:37PM +0300, Serge wrote:
> > Why do you assume tmpfs contents is always written to the swap?
> Most programs, using /tmp for temporary files, may write *large* files
> there. So most programs fill tmpfs with large files. So tmpfs grows and
> swaps out (probably swapping out other applications as well).
> I really can't think of any popular application that write a lot of
> small-only files and can benefit from /tmp being on tmpfs. And I
> know a lot of *popular* apps that will have troubles because of that.
/tmp               8,0G          60M  8,0G            1% /tmp
Does this count as "large files"?
As "a lot of small-only files"?


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