On 06/20/2012 08:06 PM, Brian Wheeler wrote:
So the default is that I can use 2G in /tmp regardless of how much
swap is present if the system memory size is 4G? So the only way to get more /tmp is to
either mess with the max% or buy more ram?
Let's say it in this way:
on a 4GB machine if the application uses the RAM, it works until (4GB+swap),
but if the application uses a /tmp file, it works until 2GB!
...so using /tmp means you have less space... (facepalm)
/tmp has always historically been a place where you dump large data.
Disk size increases faster than RAM size.
Switching disk storage to RAM storage by default is simply wrong.
Roberto Ragusa mail at robertoragusa.it