Linux RAM Disk
Linux RAM Disk is nothing but the Space from the server RAM which can acts as the disk partition. I.e. we take some portion of the memory and treating as of HDD of the system. Then the question can comes to your mind that, what is the advantage we will be making here by doing it so?
First of all the RAM memory is faster than our HDD which makes execution faster for producing faster results. Let’s say you have the web server having multiple images on the pages. If these images were stored at the RAM DISK then we will get the speed advantage since compression & decompression happens faster in RAM rather than storing in HDD.
One more advantage we can take using RAM disk is that we can mount devices such as floppy disk or CD on the RAM Disk which makes the access faster rather mounting these device on the HDD mount point and accessing them.
So let’s start with RAM Disk activity …