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Re: Moving /tmp to tmpfs makes it useless

> No, tmpfs will be swapped out if you don't use a file for a while but
> something else uses memory, including IO caching. 
unless too many things want to use memory, then tmpfs gives a great 
contribution in taking down the machine.

As you pointed out yourself in another email, under memory pressure the kernel 
starts doing odd choices.

So the point is: is it correct to enforce a default setting that will break 
many software that would otherwise work flawlessy, and that makes the machine 
less reliable but faster for certain kind of tasks?

Salvo Tomaselli

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