conf/80907: tmpmfs default change

aeonflux aeonflux at
Thu May 12 17:10:07 GMT 2005

The following reply was made to PR conf/80907; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: aeonflux <aeonflux at>
To: Giorgos Keramidas <keramida at>
Cc: bug-followup at
Subject: Re: conf/80907: tmpmfs default change
Date: Thu, 12 May 2005 14:03:28 -0300

 On May 12, 2005 09:59 am, Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
 > On 2005-05-11 17:38, Caitlen <aeonflux at> wrote:
 > > by default
 > > tmpmfs_flags="-S"
 > > When in reality
 > > tmpmfs_flags="-S -o nosymfollow,nosuid"
 > >
 > > would be much safer
 > I don't think this is really a bug, but anyway.  It would probably be
 > safer to use:
 > 	tmpmfs_flags="-S -o noatime,noexec,nosuid,nosymfollow"
 > The ability to actually *use* whatever options are best for your system
 > is exactly why I made the original change to rc.d/tmp, but I'm not sure
 > if it would be good to enforce so strict permissions to everyone :-/
 Good point, but I do think a nosymfollow is a good default.  There's really no 
 reason to allow /tmp symlink race conditions to happen.  SInce it's a memory 
 fs, disabling atime doesn't really make a big difference.
 Anyways just a suggestion, I'll be definitely setting nosymfollow on my 
 machine here.

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