Using TMPFS for /tmp and /var/run?

deeptech71 at deeptech71 at
Sun Apr 1 22:48:50 UTC 2012

Adrian Chadd wrote:
> On 30 March 2012 17:57,<deeptech71 at>  wrote:
>> C. P. Ghost wrote:
>>> Not clearing /tmp on reboot has been
>>> the norm for way too long and it is too late to change now.
>> We either evolve or be in a stalemate forever.
> No, you do it in a sensible, controlled fashion.

Does anyone see a conflict between the last 2 statements?

Gary Palmer wrote:
 > Other than catching software that mistakenly assumes /tmp and/or /var/run
 > is persistent, what are the CLEAR advantages for changing the default?

Gearing towards more common systems in the modern world.

 > Has consideration been paid to low-memory systems?

I personally wouldn't use TMPFS, because I have a rather low amount of RAM (512MiB).

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