Author image Mike Schilli
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NAME

Sys::Ramdisk - Create and nuke RAM disks on various systems

SYNOPSIS

    use Sys::Ramdisk;

    my $ramdisk = Sys::Ramdisk->new(
       size => "100m",
       dir  => "/tmp/ramdisk",
    );

    $ramdisk->mount();

    # Use ramdisk on /tmp/ramdisk ...

    $ramdisk->unmount();

DESCRIPTION

Most Unix systems provide RAM disks, although every OS/filesystem flavor seems to have its own interface to it. Sys::Ramdisk provides a system-agnostic interface to it, by abstracting the nitty gritty of the particular implementation.

METHODS

new()

Constructor, optional arguments are

size

The size of the RAM disk, defaults to 100m.

dir

The directory the RAM disk is going to be mounted under, defaults to a temporary directory, created on demand and returned by the dir() method later

cleanup

Set this to true if you want the object destructor unmount the yroot when the object goes out of scope. Defaults to true.

mount()

Mount the RAM disk.

unmount()

Unmount the RAM disk.

dir()

Set or get the name of the directory the RAM disk will be mounted under. Note that some operating systems mount the RAM disk under a different directory nevertheless (e.g. OSX), make sure to check $ramdisk->dir() after running mount() to figure out where it actually landed.

SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEMS

Currently, only Linux and OSX are supported.

LEGALESE

Copyright 2010 by Mike Schilli, all rights reserved. This program is free software, you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

AUTHOR

2010, Mike Schilli <cpan@perlmeister.com>