Gentoo Archives: gentoo-performance

From: MAL <mal@×××××××.com>
To: gentoo-performance@g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-performance] Re: tmpfs Questions
Date: Mon, 12 May 2003 17:12:36
Message-Id: 3EBFD5F9.6060302@komcept.com
In Reply to: [gentoo-performance] Re: tmpfs Questions by Stephan Feder
Stephan Feder wrote:
> MAL wrote: > >>Jesse Jacobs wrote: >> >>>I've read about a deadlock condition. >>>What would constitute a oversive tmpfs? >>>I thought anything unable to be allocated would be paged out to swap. >> >>No, if you run out of tmpfs, that's it.. you're out of disk space.. it >>wont use swap to emulate disk space. > > ... > > Not true. tmpfs lives in virtual memory, not physical memory only.
Sorry, badly researched... either way, that's not going to aid performance at all.. actual file access is going to be faster than file->tmpfs->swap. MAL -- gentoo-performance@g.o mailing list