[ubuntu-cloud] RFC on Cloud Images: Make /tmp a tmpfs

Dustin Kirkland kirkland at canonical.com
Fri Jan 22 15:27:47 UTC 2016

On Thu, Jan 21, 2016 at 5:38 AM, Martin Pitt <martin.pitt at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> Dimitri John Ledkov [2016-01-21 11:31 +0000]:
>> Is it just me, or did the RFC asks about cloud-images alone, and we
>> are diverging to discussing all the things, and all the form factors,
>> and all the installation types.
> That's true, sorry for diverging this.
>> And, e.g. imho the default should be off for cloud-images as pointed
>> out earlier. But others are advocating otherwise.
> FTR, I agree. I don't think it makes much sense for VMs to do this,
> unless of course they have a r/o root (but then you don't have a
> choice anyway, so this isn't part of this discussion).

Respectfully, Martin, the data and research disagrees.

I/O to EBS, Azure, or any other physical disks in the cloud is really
quite painfully slow.

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