Subject: Re: CVS commit: basesrc
To: None <,>
From: Takahiro Kambe <>
List: source-changes
Date: 03/07/2000 23:21:52
In message <>
	on Wed, 08 Mar 2000 01:06:13 +1100,
	Simon Burge <> wrote:
> > Why is this safer? These days most people have "/tmp" on a MFS on top
> > of their swap partition which is much larger than the root partition
> > with "/var" on it.
Filling up swap area through mfs (/tmp) is much danger than root file
system full.

> I don't know about "most people", but I tend to use -s=<half-phys-mem>
> for sizing an MFS /tmp, and make sure /var (which is always on a
> separate partition) is large enough to hold two crash dumps (ie, 2 x
> phys-mem).
Yes, sure, /var is separate partition from root partition in these days.

The point is depends on:

o size of swap partition
o size of mfs size used for /tmp
o total file system size (=> disk)

And another point, swap partition can be fairly smaller than total file
system (== disk) size, with enough main memory.

So, there are many aspects. :-(


Takahiro Kambe <>