Action required: Rawhide: /tmp is now on tmpfs
Alexey I. Froloff
raorn at raorn.name
Fri Jun 1 14:23:10 UTC 2012
On Fri, Jun 01, 2012 at 09:27:16AM -0400, Brian Wheeler 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?
In Soviet ALT Linux we didn't care about "random users" ;-)
In perfect world "random user" must be smart enough to read the
documentation. However, this implies, that such documentation
exists and easily accessed (which at first sight is true for
> So if things start acting up the answer is to add more swap and
> mess with fstab? WTF?
This is up to Release Managers. Reasonable defaults in
installer, documentation, etc...
> So now any software which uses /tmp for *gasp* temporary space
> is now potentially broken depending on the size of the
> temporary data.
Well, no software should use /tmp directly, IMO. There's nice
environment variable $TMPDIR. You can always point it to
$HOME/tmp for example. And you can always turn it off if you
really need to.
> Sorry guys, this feature sucks.
I like this feature, and there should be easy, well documented
way to turn it off. I personally don't see a reason why it
should be off by default.
Sir Raorn. --- http://thousandsofhate.blogspot.com/
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