[SunHELP] a question

velociraptor velociraptor at gmail.com
Sun Aug 29 00:03:06 CDT 2004

On Fri, 27 Aug 2004 15:34:06 -0400, Dale Ghent <daleg at elemental.org> wrote:
> 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.

That was my point.  However, even if /tmp is not tmpfs (e.g. not
on swap), filling it up will be a problem in a case such as above.


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