using RAM as chromium cache for speed

Just a little post to help other folks find this hint and tip. I’m using Ubuntu on an Acer Aspire One with the SSD – I recommend fellow Ruby allied LeodianĀ George’s post on getting it all set up if you are interested.

Okay, to make Chromium or Google Chrome to go very fast and use a previously configured RAM filesystem (I used aufs). Use the –disk-cache-dir flag. For example, where /var/tmp is actually held in RAM:

chromium-browser --disk-cache-dir="/var/tmp"

Will get the browser using a cache in RAM, and not the actual SSD. Hope this helps others out there.