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

Reindl Harald h.reindl at thelounge.net
Fri Jun 1 15:42:52 UTC 2012

Am 01.06.2012 17:35, schrieb Gregory Maxwell:
> The feature may be adopted/promoted on the basis of SSD writecycle
> preservation, but tmpfs also offers considerable performance
> improvements for workloads that create/remove files in /tmp at high
> speed— which is the reason that many people have been using tmpfs for
> /tmp on many systems for much longer than SSDs have existed

pff and this is a generic worklaod for MAJORITY of the user-base?
no? hmm wait a minute...

if it is not why should DEFAULTS are changed and a unknown amount
of packages broken/fixed/patched to no longer touch /tmp and
blow all temorary stuff to /var/tmp

the MINORITY can add the line in /etc/fstab since ten years and be
happy as all the time before - the rest does not need it or is even
hurted by the change

what currently happens is that based on a exotic workload majority
of users and packagers are forced to act in a way few people
thought "may be nice"

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