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

Ralf Corsepius rc040203 at freenet.de
Wed Jun 20 02:53:50 UTC 2012

On 06/02/2012 03:44 AM, Adam Williamson wrote:
> On Fri, 2012-06-01 at 15:57 -0400, DJ Delorie wrote:
>>> it's a bad design to ask the end user about this kind of thing
>>> during installation.
>> IIRC, I suggested a checkbox in the disk partitioning page, where
>> we're already asking the user all sorts of questions about the
>> filesystem layout and mount points (including putting /tmp on a
>> separate partition), with defaults according to some logic.  If the
>> user chooses a standard install, they get the default.
> We would very much like to have _fewer_ checkboxes (i.e.: choice) in the
> storage stage, not more. It's unmanageable as is.

This only works if defaults are 100& "fail-safe and reliable".

/tmp on tmpfs is not. It's usable as an option in some setups, but will 
cause mal-functions in others

=> It is not suitable as default.

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