From: Justin Mason (jm at domain jmason.org)
Date: Fri 22 Jun 2001 - 14:23:00 IST
Liam Bedford said:
> > 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?
> Yup.. tmpfs is mounted on swap IIRC.
> you can change that and do it like other unices...
> I'm sure you could find a sun admin to do it for silly money <g>
Nowadays Linux 2.4.x kernels support a tmpfs as well ;)
It's quite efficient, 'cos the files are hardly written to swap unless
you're running low on RAM. Since /tmp is supposed to be cleared on boot,
they don't have to survive a reboot.
Make sure you have lotsa swap though.
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