[ltp] Re: how to silence the hard drive

Stefan Monnier linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Tue, 14 Jul 2009 13:13:18 -0400

> Didn't know about the fact that /var/tmp should preserve between reboots :-)
> Also one could combine the preservation with tmpfs by copying the contents
> to the harddisk and vice versa on startup / shutdown using inits scripts.
> That's what I would do if I had the Firefox cache in tmpfs.

/var/tmp is typically used for auto-saved files (e.g. by vi) so you can
recover after a system crash.  So using the shutdown script to copy
/var/tmp to disk wouldn't be of much help (at least for those uses,
there might be others).