[ltp] how to silence the hard drive

Henrique de Moraes Holschuh linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Mon, 6 Jul 2009 11:44:54 -0300

On Mon, 06 Jul 2009, Richard Neill wrote:
> Michael Gaber wrote:
> >>/tmp in RAM is a good idea (at least if you have enough RAM :)
> >
> >but beware: i used tmpfs for compiling jobs (/var/tmp/portage in
> >gentoo) and noticed that you can produce a nice memory hole with
> >that if you unmount a filled tmpfs without removing the stuff in
> >it before.
> >
> >Regards Michael
> Is that not a kernel bug?

Yes, and a rather massive one.  I never heard of it before.  Michael, are
you _sure_ it leaked memory?  Which kernel was that?

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh