Best kind of hard drive for heavy use?

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at
Thu Sep 15 13:55:04 UTC 2016

On Thu, 15 Sep 2016 14:08:56 +0100, RW via freebsd-questions wrote:
>There's no such thing, you can specify the maximum size of a tmpfs,
>but not how much is kept in RAM.  It doesn't matter though, because the
>VM system will handle it better than a simple limit.

That might be true, but not necessarily is true. If the handling would
be that good, then I wonder why on Linux the default without an fstab
entry usually is half of the RAM and not the complete RAM. The handling
might or might not be better on FreeBSD.


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