Slightly OT ! Increasing the size of the Ramdisk on Redhat 3.0

Denis Croombs denis at CROOMBS.ORG
Tue Sep 7 14:36:10 IST 2004

> > >> I am trying to increase the size of the ramdisk on the
> > >> Redhat3.0/Whiteboxlinux3.0 system
> > >> I have added the following ramdisk_size=256000 to the /etc/grub.conf
> > >> below:-
> > > >
> > > >  kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.20-20.9 ro root=LABEL=/ hdc=ide-scsi
> > > >ramdisk_size=256000
> > > >        initrd /initrd-2.4.20-20.9.img
> >
> > > I can't see what this has to do with MailScanner but I think this will
> > > only be effective if the initrd is built to use a ramdisk that size.
> > >
> > > I can't think why you would want to do that.
> >I am working on a multifunction server Mail/Apache + + and the SCSI 15k
> >disks are working 100% and I am going to try moving /tmp & other
> >to the ram disk to try and see if that helps. If it does we will take it
> >further (putting some services on another system is currently NOT an
> >but is what needs to be done)
> >The /tmp is at least 128mb alone so my need for 512mb
> But changing the size of the initrd ram disk won't change the size of
> What you want to be doing is just using tmpfs for /tmp. This will expand
> and contract as needed, without you having to do anything.

I will do that now.


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