Action required: Rawhide: /tmp is now on tmpfs

Alexey I. Froloff raorn at
Fri Jun 1 12:12:54 UTC 2012

On Fri, Jun 01, 2012 at 01:21:25PM +0200, Miloslav Trma─Ź wrote:
> Therefore, it is reasonable to assume that Fedora 18 will ship with
> this change, and applications need to be updated to handle the change,
> or we will have a more broken Fedora 18.  Advising people not to patch
> programs won't make Fedora 18 less broken at this point.
I was using /tmp on tmpfs (with $TMPDIR poining inside of /tmp)
for several years in ALT Linux.  And by "use" I mean "build
packages using mock-like tool that creates chroots in $TMPDIR".
During all these years, my biggest problem was that tmpfs by
default allocates half of physical RAM for partition.  So I just
allocated big enough swap and added a line to /etc/fstab with
appropriate size= option.

Having /tmp on tmpfs is not THAT scary, is you ask me...

Regards,    --
Sir Raorn.   ---
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