Increase size of a tmpfs mounted drive

When you are using a tmpfs drive to speed up certain files/folders (eg var/cache from a Magento webshop), and your assigned amount of memory is too small, you can easily increase this by doing  the following:

Modify your tmpfs mount in /etc/fstab to look something like this: (let’s say that I’ve changed the size of 64M to 128M

You can then remount the tmpfs drive by typing

To verify, simply type

Note: Be careful not too increase it too much! Your system will deadlock since the Out-Of-Memory handler can not free up that space if needed

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