Solved

Size of tmp directory

Posted on 2004-09-01
10
479 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-27
How do I determine the size of the tmp directory?
0
Comment
Question by:lcor
  • 3
  • 3
  • 2
  • +1
10 Comments
 
LVL 34

Expert Comment

by:PsiCop
ID: 11959984
Well, this does vary. If you have SunOS 4.x, your /tmp is whatever was allocated for that on disk, if it has its own slice, or whatever is available in / if it doesn't.

If you have Solaris v2.x, then if a slice was allocated, the size of /tmp is that slice, otherwise it'll use swap space for /tmp

You need to state things like the version of Solaris - we're Experts, not mindreaders.
0
 
LVL 38

Assisted Solution

by:yuzh
yuzh earned 300 total points
ID: 11960140
This is a Solaris TA, I assume that you are using Solaris.
     Mounting swap as /tmp is pretty common there, it is the default installation.

The size of the swap space is depands what appliaction software is running on the box (the
requirements of the system's software applications).

But you should allocate at least as the SAME size of the RAM for your system, to enable to save a worst-case crash dump.

I would recommended 2.5 X RAM when you have a large HD, and 1.5 X RAM for small HD.

Have a look at the following page to learn more about Solaris swap space:
http://www.itworld.com/Comp/2378/swol-0496-perf/

http://www.alise.lv/ALISE/technolog.nsf/0/59136f9072dc58d8422569fa0057b095?OpenDocument
0
 
LVL 34

Expert Comment

by:PsiCop
ID: 11960722
Technically, SunOS v4.x was renamed Solaris v1.x :-)
0
 

Author Comment

by:lcor
ID: 11972731
Oops, sorry, didn't think it mattered.

Solaris 5.9
0
 
LVL 34

Expert Comment

by:PsiCop
ID: 11973522
More information is ALWAYS better here on EE. We're Experts, but we're not mindreaders, and we can't look over your shoulder.
0
Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

 
LVL 2

Accepted Solution

by:
stanford_16 earned 200 total points
ID: 11978442
Hey lcor,

You can switch to the directory and type "du -sh"

# cd /tmp
# du -sh

Take care!
A
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:stanford_16
ID: 11978448
To clarify:

To determine the available size of the /tmp directory, type "df -h".  To determine the size of all files currently in /tmp, type "du -sh".

Take care,
A
0
 
LVL 38

Assisted Solution

by:yuzh
yuzh earned 300 total points
ID: 11978648
If you want to know how much disk space should be configured for
tmp/swap, have a look at my comment (http:#11960140)

If you only want to know the current usage of tmp, type in:

df -k

The output is dynamic, because it is depends on the status of the
current runing processes!
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:stanford_16
ID: 11983039
lcor,

Have we answered your question?  If not, please give us more information in order to clarify, otherwise please accept an answer and close the question.

Thanks,
A
0
 

Author Comment

by:lcor
ID: 12000108
A,

Sorry for not getting back sooner.  Thanks  for your help.  It's just what I need.

lcor
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Hello fellow BSD lovers, I've created a patch process for patching openjdk6 for BSD (FreeBSD specifically), although I tried to keep all BSD versions in mind when creating my patch. Welcome to OpenJDK6 on BSD First let me start with a little …
In tuning file systems on the Solaris Operating System, changing some parameters of a file system usually destroys the data on it. For instance, changing the cache segment block size in the volume of a T3 requires that you delete the existing volu…
Learn how to find files with the shell using the find and locate commands. Use locate to find a needle in a haystack.: With locate, check if the file still exists.: Use find to get the actual location of the file.:
In a previous video, we went over how to export a DynamoDB table into Amazon S3.  In this video, we show how to load the export from S3 into a DynamoDB table.

920 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

12 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now