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SubjectRe: Is /dev/shm needed?
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Hi Raúl,

On Mon, 17 Dec 2001, RaXl NXXez de Arenas Coronado wrote:
>>When one of these gets full I can either stop the affending job or
>>increase the limit
>
> That's one of my doubts: if the available RAM decreases then the
> buffer (disk) cache will do too. So, if I have /tmp mounted with
> tmpfs, the contents here will be cached no matter the available RAM,
> or am I completely wrong?

No, it will be swapped out.

Greetings
Christoph


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