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Re: Summary: Moving /tmp to tmpfs makes it useless

On Wed, 2012-06-13 at 09:22 +0200, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> Le mercredi 13 juin 2012 à 04:14 +0300, Serge a écrit : 
> > Yes. Everything. Every popular /tmp usage that most users expect to work
> > is limited either by CPU (gcc compiling) or by network speed (browser or
> > flash temporaries), or is just too fast already (bash heredoc). So moving
> > /tmp to tmpfs does not make them faster, but can break them instead (if
> > there's not enough space to store a streamed video, for example).
> You should really back up claims such as “GCC is CPU-bound” with data.
> Because it sounds to me that when building with make -j8 on a fast
> multi-core system, you will hit the IOPS limit of a rotating drive very
> quickly.

It's fine with a local disk and enough RAM for a decent disk cache.
(NFS is another matter.)


Ben Hutchings
Computers are not intelligent.	They only think they are.

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