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

Lennart Poettering mzerqung at 0pointer.de
Thu May 31 12:59:09 UTC 2012

On Thu, 31.05.12 08:51, Matthew Miller (mattdm at mattdm.org) wrote:

> 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
> 30-day.
> Does that matter?

We still have 10d and 30d clean-up for that. With one addition though:
/tmp is also flushed on reboot.


Lennart Poettering - Red Hat, Inc.

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