How to setup a tmpfs on a RH system

Denis Beauchemin Denis.Beauchemin at USHERBROOKE.CA
Wed Jul 23 14:12:47 IST 2003

Looks quite simple and works well.

Now, how much RAM should I allocate for this directory?  If I allocate
only 256MB to it and it needs more, what will happen?  Will I lose mail?

I started monitoring this directory's size this morning and my 2 systems
have already used more than 256MB on occasions (I watch it every 5

Thanks again!


Le mar 22/07/2003 à 17:04, Raymond Dijkxhoorn a écrit :
> Hi!
> > 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
> Bye,
> Raymond.
Denis Beauchemin, analyste
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