hum... wait I may be confused (and may have writen my email in a confusing
way). I have a file:
268435456 Apr 28 19:53 tmp_fs
that is on my host...
this mounts in my uml as:
/dev/ubd/3 253871 8247 232517 4% /tmp
and as you can see is relatively clean
however, it's the /tmp on the host (which has 512 Megs physical and 512
megs swap) that is filling up...
/dev/sda6 101089 97066 0 100% /tmp
note it's 100 megs and I have the mem= line set to 128 in uml. I can
easily put this to 96 or 64 and not affect the uml, would this result in
free /tmp space for other programs on the host to use???
On Mon, 29 Apr 2002, Vincent AE Scott wrote:
> Douglas Fils(fils@..., Apr 28, 2002 at 09:18:25PM -0400:
> > ah thanks....
> > so does this mean one should never allow the mem=X line to involve an X
> > larger than your available /tmp space?
> well, that depends on 'what' /tmp is. while running UML, you really
> should have tmpfs configured and mounted on /tmp. it'll give you great
> performance gains over not doing it.
> well, you should never set mem=X where X is greater than the total
> ammount of physical ram and swap spae that you have.
> if you use tmpfs, it'll have as much space as you have free RAM+swap.
> > or put another way, is I set mem < size of /tmp this will not fill up my
> > tmp dir?
> i'm assuming your using a real partition to hold /tmp, in which case
> yes, that'd be a sensible thing todo. but you really do want to be
> using tmpfs on /tmp.
> > thanks again...
> > it's great to have such quick responce on this mail list, a really
> > important aspect of uml..
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