[lfs-support] Mounting /tmp as tmpfs

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Thu Aug 23 08:01:25 PDT 2012

Richard Melville wrote:
> For the last couple of years I've been mounting /tmp as tmpfs and it does
> seem to make a speed difference when building packages, particularly on a
> slower machine; I've had no problems to date.
> I'd be interested to know what the views are here.

That's certainly your option, but it depends on how you use /tmp and how 
much memory you have.

I personally prefer to have /tmp be persistent across boots so I use the 
SKIPTMPCLEAN=yes option in /etc/sysconfig/rc.site.

Whether /tmp is a separate partition may also depend on other factors. 
For my SSD drive, I do use a non SSD partition for /tmp.

   -- Bruce

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