[lfs-support] Mounting /tmp as tmpfs
onepoint at starurchin.org
Thu Aug 23 14:54:13 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.
I don't know about building packages but if you want to unleash "git
filter-branch" on a reasonably sized repository then you *really* want
your temporary directory to be in memory. (The command accepts a
custom temporary directory which is convenient if eg. /dev/shm is in
memory but /tmp is not.)
Also, many audio/multimedia HOWTOs advise you to have /tmp in memory
but I haven't used such software in enough anger to see how useful
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