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Old 03-15-2006, 11:15 AM   #1
alexand
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which is the best filesystem for /tmp ?


hi
I have create a new partition to hold /tmp directory.
The question is: which is the best filesystem for /tmp and which mount options.
I am using reiserfs with notail and noatime options in fstab.
thanks.
 
Old 03-15-2006, 01:54 PM   #2
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For a /tmp directory, it really doesn't matter all that much. A simple ext2 with defaults would work fine IMHO
 
Old 03-15-2006, 02:18 PM   #3
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Ext2 partition is fine. But when you mount it, mount the partition with noexec.
 
Old 03-15-2006, 02:19 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by alexand
hi
I have create a new partition to hold /tmp directory.
Why???

A Linux install does not benefit from having many partitions without specific reasons.

The only time you would need to use any filesystem except the one for the main tree would be for a shared data partition (FAT32 to share easily with Windows)
 
Old 03-15-2006, 05:27 PM   #5
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If you don't expect /tmp to store anything you want to keep between boots you can try tmpfs.
 
Old 03-15-2006, 08:39 PM   #6
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On servers it is useful to have /tmp mounted noexec and nosuid (as was mentioned above). If it's a plain normal /tmp partition then there's no real reason to do anything more special. If you're expecting to use it very intently, you might be interested in looking at XFS or ReiserFS, particularly if you'll be creating lots and lots (like tens of thousands) of small files. Those filesystems have a reputation for being particularly goos with that sort of workload.
 
  


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