Action required: Rawhide: /tmp is now on tmpfs

Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at
Fri Jun 1 13:35:45 UTC 2012

Brian Wheeler wrote:
> 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.

+1, /tmp on tmpfs is NOT helpful.

(That said, we have even bigger problems coming up with Restricted 
("Secure") Boot!)

        Kevin Kofler

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