repartition /tmp?

Jack L. Stone jackstone at
Sat May 3 06:08:53 PDT 2003

At 02:41 AM 5.3.2003 -0400, Garance A Drosihn wrote:
>At 12:41 AM -0500 5/2/03, nick nelson wrote:
>>On Fri May 02, 2003, Dan Nelson propagated the following:
>>  > > I appeared to have mitakenly made my /tmp partition on
>>  > > this machine way too small (missed a 0 completely.).
>>  >
>>  > What I end up doing is removing /tmp and symlinking it
>>  > to /usr/tmp.
>>This sounds like a good idea, however it's not as [simple as]
>>just deleting it is it?  Since it's a partition, it'll give
>>me a 'device busy' error if i try to delete it (as expected.)
>I assume you can afford to reboot the machine.
>  - Edit /etc/fstab to comment out the entry for /tmp
>  - Reboot
>You will now have a /tmp directory, and you will not have a
>partition mounted over that directory.  Move the /tmp directory

If I'm following this thread right, why would he need to reboot..??

Couldn't he just do this..?
#umount /tmp
rm -rf /tmp
ln -s /usr/tmp tmp
mount /tmp

That should do it....

Best regards,
Jack L. Stone,

SageOne Net
jackstone at

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