How to setup a tmpfs on a RH system

Raymond Dijkxhoorn raymond at PROLOCATION.NET
Tue Jul 22 22:04:37 IST 2003


> I would like to experiment with a tmpfs and MS but am at a loss as to
> how to create one on a RH 7.3 system.
> I searched my man pages and this list's archives to no avail.
> Also which directories should I put on it for best performance and
> reliability?

If you use it 'default' it will take half of your available ram. You can
tune this by adding a size statement in your fstab.

Like this:

none                    /var/spool/MailScanner/incoming/  tmpfs   size=512m        0 0


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