RFC on Cloud Images: Make /tmp a tmpfs

Seth Arnold seth.arnold at canonical.com
Wed Jan 13 22:05:10 UTC 2016

On Wed, Jan 13, 2016 at 11:00:16PM +0100, Martin Pitt wrote:
> In a perfect world we'd have some clever tmpfs file system which would
> use RAM as available and start overflowing onto a disk partition
> (which could be LUKS with a random key) when necessary.. But even

In fact this is what happens, 'unused' data from tmpfs heads to swap. So
just configure swap space on your systems.

See https://www.kernel.org/doc/Documentation/filesystems/tmpfs.txt for

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