Re: putting "/tmp" to memory

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On Mon, Jan 24, 2011 at 02:24:59 +1030,
  Tim <[email protected]> wrote:
> On Sun, 2011-01-23 at 05:47 -0800, kellyremo wrote:
> >  Disadvantages: 
> 
> If you burn DVDs, you need to be able to set the software to use
> somewhere other than /tmp to create its temporary files.  Else, you're
> going to need at least 5 gigs of spare RAM for your tmpfs /tmp, to hold
> an entire DVD ISO.
> 
> There's probably some other applications which make big temp files, too,
> but that's the one that springs to mind.

tmpfs can use swap space when needed, so you could set up say a 10 GB swap
partition to allow you to handle cases where you need a lot of temp space.
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