Gentoo Archives: gentoo-amd64

From: Nikos Chantziaras <realnc@×××××.de>
To: gentoo-amd64@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-amd64] Re: Can't Emerge Thunderbird-5.0/6.0
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2011 20:13:55
Message-Id: j311km$e5e$
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-amd64] Can't Emerge Thunderbird-5.0/6.0 by Frank Peters
On 08/23/2011 11:02 PM, Frank Peters wrote:
> On Tue, 23 Aug 2011 21:05:42 +0200 > Agostino Sarubbo<ago@×××××××××.org> 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.