/tmp and swap space

Lucius Windschuh lwindschuh at googlemail.com
Thu Jul 29 17:32:11 UTC 2010

Hi "gahn".

2010/7/29 gahn <ipfreak at yahoo.com>:
> hi all:
> is it possible to create /tmp directory under swap space? under solaris, it is automatically created under swap unless one specifically instructs the system not to do so..

Yes you can, by mounting a tmpfs there. fstab line:
tmpfs                   /tmp            tmpfs   rw              0       0
It uses swap space if neccessary.

But beware: TMPFS is considered to be a highly experimental feature in FreeBSD.
Well, the word "highly" is probably exaggerated, but if I remember
correctly, there are still some rough edges (sendfile? double copies
of its content? I'm not sure). I use it on my machines without



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