Temporary files: RAM or disk?
Posted Jun 4, 2012 21:17 UTC (Mon) by giraffedata
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Web servers, mail servers, file servers, directory servers, dns servers,
Jabber servers, bittorrent servers, memcached, database servers, reverse
proxy servers, load balancers, etc. etc. Almost all share a work profile
that doesn't really benefit from swap.
So, I'm very curious, what is this somewhat common, swap-friendly type
of server that I'm missing?
You don't seem to be following the conversation. I said many servers have important data that is neither server software nor backed by a filesystem. I know I don't have to give you examples of those; many of your examples above use plenty of malloc memory. That was to cast doubt on the claim, which I said is way too general to make, that for most servers the important data is server software and other files.
It still might be true, but I'm a long way from being convinced any of us has a wide enough purview of the computer industry to know that the servers with working data are in the minority.
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