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SubjectRE: PATCH: allow percentile size of tmpfs (2.5.66 / 2.4.20-pre2)
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This (using swap as part of the tmpfs type system) is what happens on a Sun.
I was disappointed (surprised even) in the Linux implementations because
mounting a truly temporary /tmp was what I wanted it for.

I would like to see a tmpfs (swapfs?) that did presume that files not in use
(lately?) would migrate out of my valuable RAM and onto the super-cheap swap
device.

IMHO of course.

Rob.

-----Original Message-----
From: linux-kernel-owner@vger.kernel.org
[mailto:linux-kernel-owner@vger.kernel.org]On Behalf Of Christoph
Rohland
Sent: Tuesday, April 01, 2003 8:28 AM
To: tomlins@cam.org
Cc: CaT; linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org; Hugh Dickins
Subject: Re: PATCH: allow percentile size of tmpfs (2.5.66 /
2.4.20-pre2)

Hi Ed,

On Tue, 01 Apr 2003, Ed Tomlinson wrote:
> What does tmpfs have to do with ram size? Its swappable. This
> _might_ be useful for ramfs but for tmpfs, IMHO, its not a good
> idea.

I agree and I think if you add this option it should adjust to a
percentage of (ram + swap). With this it would be a really nice
improvement.
I even had patches for this but to do it efficently you would need to
add some hooks to swapon and swapoff.

Greetings
Christoph


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