noexec on /dev/shm

Lennart Poettering mzerqung at
Fri Jan 21 16:54:22 UTC 2011

On Fri, 21.01.11 15:01, Richard W.M. Jones (rjones at wrote:

> > If /tmp is not supposed to be used for data that is inconvenient to
> > store in memory for whatever reason, and that should be automatically
> > removed when it is not used, what _is_ it supposed to be used for?
> The FHS has some scattered guidance:
> (1)
> (2)
> (3)

The FHS is kinda old these days, and it has been a while since it was
last updated. The LSB added some additional rules on top of it:

As did the XDG base dir spec:

Especially the latter introduced a few things that might be useful in
this context.


Lennart Poettering - Red Hat, Inc.

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