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Re: Re: Re: Re: Best Practices for Uncompressing/Recompressing Files?
in thread Best Practices for Uncompressing/Recompressing Files?
reread the question i think you missed the last two requirements: reformat each uncompressed file using a proprietary program over which I have no control
recompress each file so that our disk doesn't run out of space
/tmp is not a caching filesystem in solaris it is a direct drop to RAM/SWAP -- you fill it and the RAM is starved and swap will start thrashing (read *bad*). Solaris agressivly caches on other partitions which will not starve memory.