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Temporary files: RAM or disk?

Temporary files: RAM or disk?

Posted Jun 2, 2012 18:35 UTC (Sat) by ncm (subscriber, #165)
In reply to: Temporary files: RAM or disk? by th0ma7
Parent article: Temporary files: RAM or disk?

A common cautionary tale template has an engineer confronting a problem and choosing a shortcut: "... and then the engineer had two problems". Unionfs has fundamental shortcomings that make it a problem where its usage pattern is not severely constrained.

How would this work, exactly? Would a daemon move big files out of tmpfs /tmp to a shadowed on-disk /tmp? This might steer clear of unionfs's shortcomings.

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