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

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at redhat.com
Thu May 31 19:38:22 UTC 2012

On Thu, May 31, 2012 at 02:57:17PM +0200, Roberto Ragusa wrote:
> I suppose that an additional small-tmp (e.g. /tmpram) could
> be useful for some programs currently using tmp for very
> small files.

We already have it: /dev/shm

In a double irony, the only user of it on my system is pulseaudio,
which seems to be using it instead of /run.

But I agree with your general point that /tmp on tmpfs is a feature
searching for a justification, particularly since tmpfs is by default
limited to 1/2 of RAM, and on small memory machines, that's not a lot
of space.


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