Gentoo Archives: gentoo-performance

From: Aaron Walker <ka0ttic@g.o>
To: gentoo-performance@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-performance] ramdisk
Date: Fri, 22 Oct 2004 14:48:32
Message-Id: 41791DB7.10606@gentoo.org
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-performance] ramdisk by "Ervin Németh"
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� wrote:
| Hi,
|
| IMHO Linux has very good caching mechanism, so there is no need of
| ramdisks (er, ramfs or tmpfs) in most situations.
|
| On the contrary, Solaris is using tmpfs for /tmp and /var/run. I really
| like this idea, so after Gentoo install I always add
|
| none    /tmp    tmpfs    size=64M,mode=1777    0 0
|
| to my fstab. Your preferences may differ.
|

I do this as well.  On my laptop, I also mount /var/log as tmpfs to reduce the
number of writes (and hence prolong battery life).

- --
guru, n:
	A computer owner who can read the manual.

Aaron Walker - Gentoo Developer	[ Gentoo/BSD / cron / shell-tools ]
ka0ttic@g.o		    http://dev.gentoo.org/~ka0ttic/
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