[SunHELP] a question

Dale Ghent daleg at elemental.org
Fri Aug 27 14:34:06 CDT 2004

On Aug 27, 2004, at 3:18 PM, velociraptor wrote:

> For example: the default for popper (POP3 mail) is to put the copy of
> the user's mail spool into /tmp when they fetch their mail over
> POP3...and it copies the entire mail spool when it does this.  Now
> multiply this times 100 users with mail spools of +100MB...

Yes, but on Solaris /tmp is a memory-based filesystem, like a ram disk.

man tmpfs

So, it is very fast when it comes to accessing stuff in it. Of course, 
its contents are lost when the machine is rebooted.


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