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From: Alexander Puchmayr <alexander.puchmayr@×××××××.at>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Running out of space on /var partition
Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2011 07:26:07
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] Running out of space on /var partition by Mick
1 Depending on your available ram and swap space, you might want to mount
2 /var/tmp/portage as tmpfs. My fstab entry shows
4 none /var/tmp/portage tmpfs size=10g,nr_inodes=1m
6 I have 4GB ram, and the speed benefit especially for open/libre-office is quite
7 impressive.
9 The advantage is, that it
10 a) uses only as much of memory as is really used
11 b) you may use mount option -remount to increase the size of the filesystem,
12 and add proper swapfiles if you see that you're running out of space (mkswap,
13 swapon)
15 Greetings,
16 Alex
20 Am Montag, 25. Juli 2011, 12:02:34 schrieb Mick:
21 > After some deliberation I've started emerging libreoffice. It gave the
22 > usual office suite warnings at the beginning that there isn't enough space
23 > in /var (I have 5.8G and it was asking for more than 7G+).
24 >
25 > Half way through the emerge I noticed that I have only 74M left and is
26 > going down fast! O_O
27 >
28 > OpenOffice was able to emerge in the past using this partition size without
29 > a problem. I've flushed logs and what not to free some space, but I'm
30 > thinking of extending the partition somehow. I don't run LVM on this
31 > machine so that's not a solution for this circumstance.
32 >
33 > Is there anything I can do with mount --rbind and could I do this in the
34 > middle of an emerge? I have another partition with loads of space in it,
35 > but it has a different fs on it (reiser4 instead of /var's ext4).


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Re: [gentoo-user] Running out of space on /var partition Mick <michaelkintzios@×××××.com>