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Temporary files: RAM or disk?

Temporary files: RAM or disk?

Posted Jun 3, 2012 0:19 UTC (Sun) by giraffedata (subscriber, #1954)
In reply to: Temporary files: RAM or disk? by wahern
Parent article: Temporary files: RAM or disk?

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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