Fedora 18 Will Stick To Using Tmpfs
Phoronix: Fedora 18 Will Stick To Using Tmpfs
It was decided at today's FESCo meeting to not disable the mounting of /tmp as a tmpfs file-system by default for the forthcoming Fedora 18 Linux release...
Yeah, those two bugs are VERY much corner-cases. About VM's; you don't design your operating system for the purpose of being subservient to something else. You design it for the bare metal and just to not be exceedingly incompatible with VM's. It is definitely up to the user shoehorning it in to a VM to make trivial adjustments like this. The Fedora installer still provides configuration options for handling /tmp, its just set to DEFAULT to tmpfs.
Regarding the other case, installation process with a bajillion repos, I don't think that one even applies to begin with, since you can't use a /tmp on disk before the disk has been partitioned/formatted. The installation process, by definition, MUST have /tmp in RAM.
This also confused me, and according to the irc logs not even they really knew what that bug report was about.
Originally Posted by droidhacker
Been using /tmp on tmpfs since 2006. Glad to see Fedora finally catching up
Adobe Flash player misbehaves in this regard
Adobe Flash easily stuffs 300MB+ files inside /tmp/, the files are called flash-* (if I remember correctly). Took me 10 minutes to figure out why my parents computer (512MB of RAM) kept crashing once they were watching the national tv archive.
Every 20 minutes the darned thing would crash because Adobe puts temporary files inside /tmp whenever it is streaming over RTMP (I think). Youtube vids don't suffer from this problem. The size of these things can go over 700MB easily (high quality video).
I'm really suprised no one ever mentioned this before!
My AMD netbook, from 1.5 years ago, has 4GB RAM... actual my telephone has 512MB memory. Yes, it will happen that older hardware is not running smoothly with newer software.
Originally Posted by Rexilion
Linux distributions have usually a much better support for older hardware, but at some stage it is better to use the more performant solution for most currently used hardware. There are lots of distribution which even still ship i386 binaries... maybe looking into something like that helps.
Originally Posted by phoronix
If I understand this, tmpfs is ram, /tmp will be mounted to ram (as does Debian) /tmp contents will be erased after each boot. It is a scratch pad area.