On 11/01/2011 08:05, Basil Chupin wrote:
> On 11/01/2011 17:35, Sandy Harris wrote:
>> I have a machine with lots of RAM, 8 gigs in a single-user
>> desktop machine that runs Open Office, Firefox, and not
>> much else. /tmp is already on tmpfs.
>> I'd like to put the Firefox cache on tmpfs as well. How?
>> Edit a Firefox config file to put the cache into /tmp?
>> Symlink the existing cache directory to one in /tmp?
>> Start another instance of tmpfs for this?
> To begin with, I don't understand why you would want to do this.
> You can delete the FF's CACHE every time you close FF by simply using
> the Edit/Preferences menu, for example.
> (What's so special about /tmp which requires you to put it into tmpfs?)
Old versions of Firefox you could easily configure the size of RAM cache
as well as file system cache... On modern versions I can only see a
setting for "Cache" which is the filesystem one.
If you put the cache in a tmpfs, that is, in fact, RAM (which is why it
gets deleted at each reboot).
If you have plenty of RAM (and Sandy has 8 gigs, plenty for doing only
open office and firefox on a single user desktop) then allocating a gig
or so to tmpfs and putting firefox cache in there is a great way to
increase firefox caching performance by orders of magnitude.
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