Using TMPFS for /tmp and /var/run?
rainer at ultra-secure.de
Sun Apr 1 14:15:14 UTC 2012
Am Sun, 1 Apr 2012 09:40:25 -0400
schrieb Gary Palmer <gpalmer at freebsd.org>:
> Other than catching software that mistakenly assumes /tmp
> and/or /var/run is persistent, what are the CLEAR advantages for
> changing the default?
It's my understanding it improves performance in cases where lots of
files are created and deleted in /tmp (and/or /var/tmp - sometimes
software hard-codes these locations...).
Out of my head, things like spamassassin and amavis/clamav come to mind.
Maybe the pkg-message of these packages should be adjusted so that this
OTOH, on new installs, a TMPFS could be used automatically if memory >=
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