[linux-lvm] LILO configuration for LVM "boot" filesystem

Mark van Walraven markv at wave.co.nz
Mon Jun 11 00:04:59 UTC 2001

On Fri, Jun 08, 2001 at 03:30:36PM +0200, Jens Benecke wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 08, 2001 at 01:08:24AM +0400, Michael Tokarev wrote:
> > Another thing to consider if you run 2.4 kernel -- mount tmpfs on /tmp
> > (and give some reasonable size restrictions).   This way, /tmp works much
> > faster, does not need to be cleaned on boot, and will not eat root's
> > space.  You should have reasonable swap space it you plan to use it
> > heavily.  Works very well here.
> tmpfs? I thought that existed only on Solaris, and the primary reason for
> tmpfs is that Solaris's UFS is so ssllooww compared to other FS (e.g.
> ext2, reiser, etc.)

It's in Linux 2.4 also.  It has the same unfortunate problem as on Solaris,
that once someone fills /tmp, you run out swap and daemons start dying.


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