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Date:      Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:40:56 +0100
From:      RW <rwmaillists@googlemail.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: S + J for /tmp and /var and /?
Message-ID:  <20140915154056.50ead271@gumby.homeunix.com>
In-Reply-To: <20140913081905.1de2006c.ohartman@zedat.fu-berlin.de>
References:  <20140910090947.4941336b.ohartman@zedat.fu-berlin.de> <20140913033102.GA10967@neutralgood.org> <20140913081905.1de2006c.ohartman@zedat.fu-berlin.de>

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On Sat, 13 Sep 2014 08:19:05 +0200
O. Hartmann wrote:

> The problem is that clients like xpdf open by default all PDFs
> in /tmp and not /var/tmp (which is still mapped to disk in all my
> configurations) and with lots PDFs open, the box starts swapping
> pretty quickly with only 4GB RAM and ZFS. Even with 8 GB RAM its a
> kind of problematic, when we deal with larger temporary files taken
> from simulations, opened by vi or other editors and stored
> temporarily in /tmp. 

I've been using tmpfs since I had 1.5 GB of RAM, and I never noticed a
slowdown with swapping due to tmpfs, except a little bit while the
page daemon did the writing. I've used it with more than 2xRAM swapped
out.  Maybe ZFS isn't leaving it enough memory. 





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