tmpfs size recommendations

Raymond Dijkxhoorn raymond at PROLOCATION.NET
Thu Jul 24 18:47:17 IST 2003


> How much RAM should I allocate to a tmpfs for
> /var/spool/MailScanner/incoming/ considering in about 1 day monitoring I
> saw sizes up to 10GB for that directory.
> Would I gain anything with a 512MB tmpfs?  What would happen if MS
> needed more than 512MB?

I would say go for 512, i monitor my tmpfs in size and have never seen if
bigger then lets say 8-10% of that 512. Its only stored very shortly in
RAM usually. Most of the time its just using 1-2%

By default it takes 50% of your available RAM btw.


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