/tmp filesystem full

Michael Sierchio kudzu at tenebras.com
Thu Aug 23 00:35:32 UTC 2012

On Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 3:29 PM, RW <rwmaillists at googlemail.com> wrote:

> Sorry I misread the previous post which *was* referring to an md device,
> but the rest is right.

Not really. ;-)  The one compelling reason to use an md filesystem for
/tmp or /var is when you have no swap, and/or your root fs is read
only (or read mostly), as with embedded computers, Soekris boxes
booting from CF, USB stick, or even mSATA (I wouldn't swap on a
partition on an MLC mSATA device).

In that case, you most certainly want to reserve the space for the
filesystem at creation time.  Usually
/tmp -> /var/tmp is that case.

- M

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