Temporary files: RAM or disk?
Posted Jun 3, 2012 0:19 UTC (Sun) by giraffedata
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The fact that some people don't have swap isn't a reason. They don't have swap because they don't need it. If tmpfs were otherwise the right choice, they could easily have swap space.
I would add swap space to a system even if it couldn't benefit from it for swapping, just to back tmpfs. It's a more efficient way of storing temporary, expendable files than any disk-based filesystem I know.
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