[Dovecot] Temporary files

Gábor Lénárt lgb at lgb.hu
Thu Jul 15 13:32:35 EEST 2010

On Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 09:34:52PM +0100, Timo Sirainen wrote:
> So why was the move made in the first place? Because a) some people had
> small (maybe ramfs) /tmp and Dovecot was eating it all up and b) to

On Solaris, this is the situation, though it's not called ramfs but:

lgb at hydra:/tmp$ uname -a
SunOS hydra 5.10 Generic_141444-09 sun4v sparc SUNW,Sun-Fire-T200
lgb at hydra:/tmp$ df -h .
Filesystem             size   used  avail capacity  Mounted on
swap                    16G     0K    16G     0%    /tmp
lgb at hydra:/tmp$ swap -l
swapfile             dev  swaplo blocks   free
/dev/zvol/dsk/rpool/swap 256,1      16 33554416 33554416

Yes, this machine has some RAM and enough swap zvol as well, but still there
can be machines with less resources too, and in Solaris /tmp is not a
"normal" filesystem anyway ...

/var/tmp is available though, and it's a "normal" filesystem ...

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