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Overview of RAMFS and TMPFS on Linux

Mar 10, 2009, 07:31 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for this link. ]

"When a vital process becomes drastically slow because of disk writes, you can choose either ramfs or tmpfs file systems for writing files to the RAM.

"Both tmpfs and ramfs mount will give you the power of fast reading and writing files from and to the primary memory. When you test this on a small file, you may not see a huge difference. You’ll notice the difference only when you write large amount of data to a file with some other processing overhead such as network."
an oldie but goodie-- ed.

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