From: Paul Jakma (paulj at domain alphyra.ie)
Date: Fri 22 Jun 2001 - 14:10:42 IST
On Fri, 22 Jun 2001, Conor Daly wrote:
> Questions are:
> Why is the partition *size* changing rather than the useage?
> How come the "swap" filesystem/partition is mounted on /tmp?
> Is there some dynamic "sharing" of /tmp filesystem and swap space going on?
> HTF do sun partitioning schemes work anyhow?
/tmp on solaris is usually a 'tmpfs'. A filesystem with no device,
just virtual memory backing it up.
Ie filling up /tmp fills memory, not a disk.
linux just acquired a tmpfs, and it has a 'limit' mount option, to
prevent things like /tmp eating too much memory. solaris doesn't seem
to have a similar option (looking at the sol2.7 man page for tmpfs).
so either live with it, and watch your tmpfs usage, or else put /tmp
on real disk backed storage if you can't afford that kind of risk.
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