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Removing everything in /tmp should be fine. I have done that occasionally when it was getting a little crazy in there, and never had a problem. If it was important, it wouldn't get dumped into a temporary directory.
The 1G is max usage, not what it is currently using. You only pay for what you actually use, and the cap is there so that tmpfs doesn't bring the system to its knees. If you want, you can pass size=512M or somesuch in. There's an article in the LQ wiki (that I helped write) if you are interested.
I actually use it as an compost bin of sorts. I made a function so that "rm" would copy the data to /tmp and remove the original.
The 1G is max usage, not what it is currently using. You only pay for what you actually use, and the cap is there so that tmpfs doesn't bring the system to its knees. If you want, you can pass size=512M or somesuch in. There's an article in the LQ wiki (that I helped write) if you are interested....
That's good to know, thanks tuxdev, I'm going to review this intel once I get back at home and start tweaking this stuff ^_^
Originally Posted by slzckboy
...If one gig is the max limit how come I had 7 gig in my tmp folder?
Sorry but confused.
That was because you had your /tmp folder resident in your / partition, physically in your hard disk, without a space limit. tuxdev was talking about using tmpfs for the /tmp folder, which is a neat kernel trick that gives you a temporal/virtual filesystem resident in the computer's RAM.