[HEADS-UP] Rawhide: /tmp is now on tmpfs

Matthew Miller mattdm at mattdm.org
Fri Jun 1 13:44:10 UTC 2012

On Thu, May 31, 2012 at 02:59:09PM +0200, Lennart Poettering wrote:
> > Well, not just FHS, but "traditional" usage within Red Hat and Fedora. For
> > as long as I can remember, /tmp has had a 10-day retention and /var/tmp
> > 30-day.
> > Does that matter?
> We still have 10d and 30d clean-up for that. With one addition though:
> /tmp is also flushed on reboot.

I know, but if people who want something not-ram-backed are switching to
/var/tmp, they're _also_ getting this different clean-up behavior as a
side-effect. (Different in that it went from 10 to 30.)

Matthew Miller <mattdm at mattdm.org>
Senior Systems Architect -- Instructional & Research Computing Services
Harvard School of Engineering & Applied Sciences

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