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Re: Moving /tmp to tmpfs makes it useless

Salvo Tomaselli <tiposchi@tiscali.it> writes:

>> If anyone wants to experience that then write out some GB of data over
>> NFS. After a short while processes will hang while others keep running.
> True, that's what i was saying.
> But if there is not enough memory, it's not only one process that will hang. 
> It's everything.
> So i think that adding pressure on the RAM, which is absolutely not as 
> aboundant as disk space is a mistake, for a generic configuration.
> If you know that you aren't going to hit that high memory allocation then.. 
> free to use tmpfs.

Doesn't matter if the pressure is from IO to a disk based filesystem or
IO to tmpfs. They both go to the same buffer cache anyway.


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