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

Matthew Miller mattdm at mattdm.org
Thu May 31 12:51:13 UTC 2012

On Thu, May 31, 2012 at 12:55:28PM +0200, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
>> Now /var/tmp should be "more persistent" which we don't need,
> Correct, using /var/tmp is wrong and a mistake.
> IMO, advising people to modify their code to using /var/tmp instead of /tmp 
> is absurd and evidence of ignorance towards traditional use of /tmp and the 
> FHS.

Well, not just FHS, but "traditional" usage within Red Hat and Fedora. For
as long as I can remember, /tmp has had a 10-day retention and /var/tmp

Does that matter?

Matthew Miller <mattdm at mattdm.org>
Senior Systems Architect -- Instructional & Research Computing Services
Harvard School of Engineering & Applied Sciences

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