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Re: kern/45709: tmpfs size went nuts

The following reply was made to PR kern/45709; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: dieter roelants <>
Subject: Re: kern/45709: tmpfs size went nuts
Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2011 10:49:28 +0100

 On Tue, 13 Dec 2011 17:35:00 +0000 (UTC)
 Taylor R Campbell <> wrote:
 >      Last night I started a bulk build chrooted in
 >      /var/chroot/pbulk/2011Q3.  A lot of packages started failing,
 >      and I noticed that `df -h' reported the tmpfses to have a size
 >      (not available space, but size) of 10--20 MB!  The exact size
 >      reported by df for each of the tmpfses varied over time between
 >      around ten and twenty megabytes, sometimes ten, sometimes
 >      fifteen, sometimes sixteen, &c.  After an hour or so, the
 >      tmpfses returned to their correct sizes of 1 GB or 2 GB.
 Could it be you didn't have enough free swap? I.e. the tmpfs file
 system size seems to be capped by the amount of free memory.

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