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Re: Idea: mount /tmp to tmpfs depending on free space and RAM

* Wouter Verhelst (wouter@debian.org) [120607 16:06]:
> On Fri, Jun 01, 2012 at 07:00:52PM +0300, Serge wrote:
> > 2012/6/1 Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> > > So tmpfs would basically never be used despite the benefits.
> > 
> > Well, nobody named the benefits yet.
> - It speeds things up, especially on systems with loads of RAM and no
>   swapspace: whenever there's a possibility of disk access, no matter
>   how remote, you risk slowing things down due to that disk access.
>   Reducing disk access for things that don't need to be stored forever
>   is *good*.

For example, at least one debian buildd runs all the builds completly
in a ramdisk. Why not?


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