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From: Nikos Chantziaras <realnc@...>
Subject: Re: Can't Emerge Thunderbird-5.0/6.0
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2011 23:13:44 +0300
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.



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