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Tmpfs support


tmpfs is a way to have an in-memory filesystem available to the container, so that the application can work on temporary files very fast.

In our case, we need this to work on temporary SQLite database, that need to be serialized as files, but are volatile thus don’t need a fully fledged filesystem, nor can afford its low performance.

tmpfs is supported by docker and AWS ECS:

It would be very nice to have a section in convox.yml that would allow the definition of a tmpfs for a given service. Something like this:

  containerPath: /some/path
  size: 1000
    - ro
    - noatime

Would this be very complicated to implement?

Kind regards

Stefano Masini