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Re: Limiting memory used by parallel?

From: hubert depesz lubaczewski
Subject: Re: Limiting memory used by parallel?
Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2018 12:40:49 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.23 (2014-03-12)

On Tue, Jan 30, 2018 at 05:52:47PM +0100, Ole Tange wrote:
> Typically the tmp-filesystem will be at least as fast as any other
> file system, but on many systems /tmp is faster than other filesystems
> on the server.
> If you really will not use tar to generate the input, then at least
> make sure 'dd' only delivers data at the speed that 'tar' would have
> (eg. by using 'pv').

Thanks, that's actually a point i haven't though about.

In our case the tar directory is much faster than /tmp, but we could
move tmp dir to someplace else.

Thanks again,


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