Temporary files: RAM or disk?
Posted Jun 1, 2012 12:13 UTC (Fri) by sorpigal
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As I read the article I began thinking the same thing. A new tmpfs-like FS that stores all files in RAM at first, stores them on disk if they grow large and also on disk if they remain for a long time. The big question is how you define the on disk location to be used for backing this new tmp; swap seems like a crude solution as (1) I don't use it now and (2) I would prefer to be able have /tmp grow as big as needed without causing the e.g. firefox to get OOMK'd.
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