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Date:      Sun, 23 Jan 2011 20:13:23 +0100
From:      "Terrence Koeman" <root@mediamonks.net>
To:        "kellyremo" <kellyremo@zoho.com>,  "freebsd-questions@freebsd.org" <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   RE: putting "/tmp" to memory
Message-ID:  <f560a52a86b6384486641e9844f039d3@mediamonks.com>
In-Reply-To: <12db3210cd2.-2509072410058136592.-3952788888916668261@zoho.com>

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-questions@freebsd.org [mailto:owner-freebsd-
> questions@freebsd.org] On Behalf Of kellyremo
> Sent: Sunday, January 23, 2011 14:47
> To: FreeBSD
> Subject: putting "/tmp" to memory
> Importance: High
> 
> 
> "to memory" means: mounting a ~2 GByte filesystem [ tmpfs?, or ramfs?
> ], and put the "/tmp" on it. [ e.g.: 4 GByte ram in the pc ]. what to
> write in the "/etc/fstab"?
> 
>  I would like to collect the [ answers too:P ]:
> 
>  Advantages:
>  - Memory is way faster then HDD/SSD, so it could speed things up
>  - "SSD amortization" is less
> 
>  Disadvantages:
>  - Security? [ how to set this up to be secure? any clear howtos/links
> regarding it? :O ]
> 
>  Really thank you for any good help...
> 

In rc.conf:

tmpmfs=3D"YES"
tmpsize=3D"2G"
tmpmfs_flags=3D"-S"

That'll do it :)

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Regards,
T. Koeman, MTh/BSc/BPsy; Technical Monk

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