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Re: Symlinking /home and /tmp with bsdinstaller to save space

From: "George Georgalis" <george@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2004 17:55:30 -0500

On Wed, Nov 24, 2004 at 02:47:28PM -0800, Matthew Dillon wrote:
>    Well, MFS will probably be faster but only because the buffer cache
>    is limited and write_behind clustering is the default, and only if you
>    have enough free memory to hold everything.  Even so it usually 
>    isn't a good idea to try to use MFS to speed things up because you 
>    wind up double-caching the data.  i.e. the data is in MFS's memory
>    and it is also separately cached by the VM system.  It's usually a
>    big waste of memory.
>						-Matt

sounds like a waste, but is it necessary? or just waiting for a patch?

// George

George Georgalis, systems architect, administrator Linux BSD IXOYE
http://galis.org/george/ cell:646-331-2027 mailto:george@xxxxxxxxx

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