[Mageia-discuss] File systems ?

Liam R E Quin liam at holoweb.net
Thu Jun 7 20:24:26 CEST 2012

On Mon, 2012-06-04 at 05:43 -0400, Renaud (Ron) Olgiati wrote:
> On Friday 01 Jun 2012 17:22 my mailbox was graced by a message from David W. 
> Hodgins who wrote:
> > They are tmpfs filesystems, which by definition means they exist in ram
> > only.
> I wonder how they can exist in RAM given the total size of the tmpfs 
> partitions is almost double the installed RAM of the computer.
> Soy, until I can make sense of this stuff, it is back to Mageia 1.

How will that help you fix your script? :-)

Check with df -h to see you get sane values. A tmpfs partition won't use
more memory than the "used" portion. Your script should of course be
using the device part of the df output...


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