[arch-general] What dirs are good to put in a tmpfs?

Calvin Morrison mutantturkey at gmail.com
Thu Jul 25 11:07:18 EDT 2013

On 24 July 2013 23:27, Chris Moline <blackredtree at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi, I have 7 GiB of ram but I'm only using 300 MiB, so I thought I
> would put stuff into it to speed up my system. I installed
> anything-sync-daemon but I have no idea what to sync. Is there a tool
> that can tell which dirs are being used the most? I'd rather not guess
> and benchmark, I don't have the patience for that. What are common
> dirs that would benefit from being in ram?
Hi Chris,

I typically mount my /tmp to a tmpfs, since it is really only
temporary, that way I can avoid writes to my hard drive. I've also
seen people mount their mozilla profiles to tmpfs for speedups in

Otherwise I have a large 'scratch' space I use for my bioinformatics
research, typically I have a tmpfs on our servers arount 12gigs. If
you are doing a lot of temporary reading and writing, that might be
worth looking into.

Calvin Morrison

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