Action required: Rawhide: /tmp is now on tmpfs

Gerry Reno greno at
Fri Jun 1 15:56:54 UTC 2012

On 06/01/2012 11:52 AM, Alexey I. Froloff wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 01, 2012 at 11:31:21AM -0400, Brian Wheeler wrote:
>> Well, since I'm probably going to turn it off, can someone give me a 
>> good reason why it should be turned _on_ by default?  For me, the 
>> "Benefit to Fedora" bullets are not compelling.
> One good reason is to separate /tmp from /.  When choosing
> between failed sort and failed passwd (or anything else, that
> modifies files in /), both because of "No space left on device"
> error I prefer failed sort and working passwd.
> And tmpfs is faster than any other filesystem, and easily resized
> both ways.

Has anyone even done any real testing of this across the spectrum of installation types?

How is this going to affect VM installations where RAM and swap is usually very minimal levels?  256mb or 512mb in many


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