Best kind of hard drive for heavy use?

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at
Thu Sep 15 09:30:14 UTC 2016

On Thu, 15 Sep 2016 08:36:04 +0100, Shamim Shahriar wrote:
>On 15 Sep 2016 00:39, "Ralf Mardorf via freebsd-questions" <
>freebsd-questions at> wrote:
>> On Wed, 14 Sep 2016 22:19:54 +0100, RW via freebsd-questions wrote:  
>> >IIRC with 4 GiB RAM you can have up to 16 GiB of swap, so you could
>> >support up to about 19 GiB of tmpfs if you want.  
>> Ok, but I guess than tmpfs could use the whole memory and cause
>> issues with other software running at the same time. It would be
>> nice, if here would be a possibility to assign 3 GiB of 4 GiB to
>> tmpfs and if the 3 GiB are reached swap should be used. Perhaps it
>> does exist, I might be just to lazy to find out.
>Yes it does, and yes you are :P
>man fstab

I will take a look at freebsd man fstab soon. However, on Linux it
doesn't work if I have much swap and comment out the fstab line ...

[rocketmouse at archlinux ~]$ cat /etc/fstab 
# /etc/fstab: static file system information
# <file system>	<dir>	   <type> <options>	     <dump> <pass>
# UUID=f386221b-fc9c-434b-b4e7-b3b1b97be8aa LABEL=archlinux
/dev/sda9       /           ext3  rw,relatime,data=ordered 0 1

# UUID=3e19b702-30ed-4574-91d7-1594fad71842
/dev/sdb7       none        swap  defaults  	           0 0

# UUID=4b65ccbf-2219-4734-98fa-16c58d4f60fa
#/dev/sda10     none        swap  defaults,pri=-2	       0 0
/dev/sda10      none        swap  defaults                 0 0

#/dev/sda11		/mnt/music	ext3  noatime,defaults         0 2
#/dev/sdb12		/home/music	ext4  noatime,defaults         0 2
/dev/sda11		/mnt/music	ext3  defaults,noatime         0 2
/dev/sdb12		/home/music	ext4  defaults,noatime         0 2

#tmpfs          /tmp        tmpfs nodev,nosuid,size=3G     0 0

... and on Linux man fstab isn't very helpful. Btw. the default on
Linux is half of the RAM, in my case 1.9 GiB, even without the fstab


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