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

Bjørn Mork <bjorn@mork.no> writes:

> Petter Reinholdtsen <pere@hungry.com> writes:
>> [Bjørn Mork]
>>> I'd like to add another one:
>>> - a tmpfs is always easy to grow without requiring any special
>>>   preparations.  Just add more swap.  The swap could be on different
>>>   disks, and could even be files hosted on other file systems.
>> This sound very similar to what I am doing already with LVM and online
>> file system growing.  A simple 'lvresize' and 'ext2resize' (or just
>> debian-edu-fsautoresize for those of us with that tool available)
>> later the full file systems have more free space again. :)
>> Did I misunderstand you?
> No, but those require LVM and available raw disk space.  Swap can always
> be added without any such preparation.
> Bjørn

And tmpfs is the only filesystem you can also shrink again.


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