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On 08/23/2011 11:02 PM, Frank Peters wrote:
> On Tue, 23 Aug 2011 21:05:42 +0200
> Agostino Sarubbo<ago@...> wrote:
>> You need more than 3GB of diskspace free. So If you compile on a limited tmpfs
>> space, you can compile it with:
>> PORTAGE_TMPDIR="/another_path_that_is_on_disk" emerge thunderbird
> I didn't think that this should matter since, AFAIK, tmpfs is automatically
> expanded when necessary using swap space.
Nope. It is never expanded. If you mount a 2GB tmpfs, it will always
be 2GB big.
swap only comes into play when you mount, say, a 10GB tmpfs on an 8GB
RAM system. When all RAM is about to be used up, then tmpfs will use
swap for the remaining 2GB.