Firefox profiles on a tmpfs (ramdisk)?

Phillip Susi psusi at cfl.rr.com
Tue Oct 26 20:01:49 BST 2010


On 10/25/2010 5:18 PM, Jouko Orava wrote:
> (You can take a snapshot opportunistically at any time, by first
>  taking the snapshot of the profile, and then checking that the files
>  were not modified in the last two seconds, and will not be modified
>  in the next two seconds. If the profile is on tmpfs, writes should
>  affect metadata immediately, and the two-second limit takes care of
>  any clock granularity issues.
>  If the user is active and the files were modified in the grace period,
>  the snapshot may be broken, just as if Firefox had crashed.)

Ahh, yes... as long as you go back and make sure it wasn't modified
while you were copying it, you should be ok.



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