/ almost out of space just after installation

RW rwmaillists at googlemail.com
Sun Oct 11 04:24:10 UTC 2009

On Sat, 10 Oct 2009 19:43:25 -0700 (PDT)
Richard Mahlerwein <mahlerrd at yahoo.com> wrote:

> --- On Sat, 10/10/09, RW <rwmaillists at googlemail.com> wrote:

> >But it wouldn't actually be a ram disk, that's just just a misnomer
> >that people, who ought to know better, are throwing around. It
> >would probably be tmpfs.
> Correction (or at least correction to precision) noted.  I'd still
> rather use it as RAM the regular way.  :)

You can't, there is no "regular way", it's not 1975 anymore:


If you allocate 1.5 x RAM to swap, your system will grind to a halt
long before you half-fill it with conventional paging, so you might as
well allow tmpfs to use a substantial amount to back /tmp.

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