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

Lennart Poettering mzerqung at 0pointer.de
Thu May 31 00:40:56 UTC 2012


Heya!

Please be aware that since the most recent systemd uploads /tmp is now
in tmpfs by default in Rawhide/F18.

For details please see this feature page:

https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/tmp-on-tmpfs

If you have an explicit /tmp entry in fstab things should continue to
work the same as before. If you don't then you will now get a tmpfs on
/tmp by default.

This will most likely lead to a problem or two with software that isn't
happy about /tmp being small. We have created a tracker bug to keep
track of this:

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=826015

If you have identified a bug that is triggered by /tmp being on tmpfs
now, please add it to this tracker bug! 

For a bit of background on all of this and recommendations for
developers, please see:

http://0pointer.de/blog/projects/tmp.html

Thank you,

Lennart

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Lennart Poettering - Red Hat, Inc.


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