[conspire] DVI to VGA (was Re: CABAL this Saturday)
rick at linuxmafia.com
Thu Jul 29 14:33:30 PDT 2010
Quoting Tony Godshall (tony at of.net):
> Uh, the point of tmpfs is to *not* write to physical disk.
Yes, I know. As it happens, I'm not yet using it (that's to be
considered for the next rebuild), but I cannot just have /tmp evaporate
at reboot. It's working space, and holds significant things on a
temporary basis, kept to limits only by the tmpreaper script.
/var/tmp is potentially a different story. man hier has:
Like /tmp, this directory holds temporary files stored for an
IIRC, _it_ actually does get wiped, unlike /tmp, but this matter needs
to be planned.
> Heh. Yeah, I guess no spin-down is practical.
You'll note I said so in my referenced comments in the SVLUG thread.
This is a server, so you don't really get spindown unless you, perhaps,
are doing period archiving runs to a detachable mass-storage device.
Workstations and laptops, of course.
> Your point is well taken. I withdraw my suggestion.
I appreciate your suggestion! However, additional complexity needs to
be justified and not conflict with the design aims.
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