feedback re tmpfs

Allard Welter allard at
Sat Jan 24 17:09:20 PST 2004

Hello again,

Thanks Bill for reminding me of the archives - informative and a lively 
discussion it was. I thought I'd repost these links in case anyone is 

This link appeared somewhere in the thread and is still alive - again, very 

Beside linux-2.4+/Documentation/filesystems/tmpfs.txt, I've also checked the 
libc manual, but here there is very little explanatory information

So I've gone back to mounting tmpfs on /dev/shm as well as on /tmp and /var/
tmp, although somewhere I read that mounting on /var/tmp is not such a good 
idea as stuff here is sometimes needed after reboot. I can't imagine this, 
why use a temporary directory then?

Regards - Allard.

allard at

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