I have started tuning a bit Linux VM performance on my system (yes. I know that vm.swappiness=0 will kill kittens but I found 30-40 as much better for me as it improved my latency - probably at cost of throughput). I would like to ask how the tmpfs is counted (is it cache or program) for purpose of swapping and
To give higher level I need a folder which:
- Usually is empty but usage might increase to up to 8x my main memory size
- Do not need to be preserved about reboots
- Is low priority as far as I/O is concerned (i.e. programs using it might wait) but it would be nice if it was fast
Currently I'm using a normal FS. I heard (not tested) about problems with large tmpfs pushing the data on swap. Since I assume that tests were done with default
vm.swappiness=60 and tmpfs is simply occupying only cache the decreased
vm.swappiness would make it easier swappable during memory pressure. Am I correct?