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

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Wed Jun 20 03:54:59 UTC 2012

On Wed, 2012-06-20 at 04:53 +0200, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> 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.

Again: I'm perfectly happy if it is rejected as a feature. I don't
really care either way. What I'd really hate to see is a checkbox in the
installer so we are compelled to test both variations...
Adam Williamson
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