Action required: Rawhide: /tmp is now on tmpfs

Brian Wheeler bdwheele at
Fri Jun 1 13:27:16 UTC 2012

On 06/01/2012 08:12 AM, Alexey I. Froloff wrote:
> 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.

And how is a random user supposed to know this?  So if things start 
acting up the answer is to add more swap and mess with fstab?  WTF?  So 
now any software which uses /tmp for *gasp* temporary space is now 
potentially broken depending on the size of the temporary data.

Sorry guys, this feature sucks.  The rationale was and is handwavy at 
best and none of the legitimate concerns which have been raised have 
been answered in any meaningful fashion.  There have never been any 
numbers showing the IO/power benefit claims are true.

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