Subject: Re: /dev on tmpfs problem
To: Steven M. Bellovin <>
From: Matthew Orgass <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 11/14/2005 03:06:02
On 2005-11-13 wrote:
> Given the amount of (justifiable!) complaining we already see about how
> hard it is to get VM tuning correct, I don't think this is a good path
> to follow -- it adds one more element of unpredictability to system
> behavior.  At most, I think that sysinst could look at RAM and swap
> size and suggest that as the default -s option for /tmp.

  IMO, tmpfs would be more useful for /tmp as a caching file system that
could use the directory it is mounted over as backing.

Matthew Orgass