OT-ish: Best TMPFS solution on Debian

Hans Spaans hans at dailystuff.nl
Tue Nov 27 19:41:13 CET 2012

Glenn Park schreef op 2012-11-24 23:51:

> Hello,
> I'm new to Debian and am trying to understand the Right way to make
> the default Debian amavis package (installed with aptitude) have its
> tmp directory in-memory.
> Is it acceptable to just do this after the installation has 
> completed?
> service amavis stop
> rm -rf /var/lib/amavis/tmp/
> ln -s /dev/shm /var/lib/amavis/tmp
> service amavis start
> Thank you!

Why not just mount a tmpfs directly from your /etc/fstab instead of a 

$ grep amavis /etc/fstab
/dev/shm   /var/lib/amavis/tmp   tmpfs 
noexec,nosuid,nodev,size=64m,mode=0770,uid=amavis,gid=amavis 0 0

Read the amavis documentation for the correct "size" value, but this 
should work for most installations.


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