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Old 01-22-2008, 04:05 AM   #1
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/tmp size


How big a /tmp directory should be on a server? Do servers store huge quantities of data in it temporally?
 
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totally depends on what the service running are and how the user configures them. we really can't comment on an "ideal" size, there's no such thing. often /tmp will be a tmpfs / shmfs filesystem which is actually held in ram (although potentially swapped back out to disk anyway) but if you're not taking that approach there's not always a need to have a dedicated one at a all if you're not sure of how big it should be.
 
  


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