Re: devfs and tmpfs
On Sun, Mar 31, 2002 at 10:30:44PM -0800, Vineet Kumar wrote:
| * dman (firstname.lastname@example.org) [020331 22:04]:
| > On Sun, Mar 31, 2002 at 03:55:48AM -0800, Paul 'Baloo' Johnson wrote:
| > | OK, I installed devfs and it seems to be working OK, I'm wondering how I
| > | ditch the original disk-based /dev filesystem now.
| > Boot with a floppy or cd. Then you can get to the contents of 'dev'
| > on disk. (I need to do this sometime with /tmp, see below :-))
| > | Also, anybody try tmpfs, or should I stick with a disk-based /tmp and
| > | tmpreaper?
| > I'm using tmpfs. The feature that hooked me was automatic clearing on
| > reboot. I also get to avoid using any disk space for temp stuff.
| FWIW, /etc/init.d/bootmisc does clean /tmp on each boot. I was about to
| paste it here when I realized it's actually a not entirely trivial ~30
| I remember an irate poster a while back coming at the list with "what
| gives you the right to delete my data?!" after having stored a bunch of
| stuff in /tmp and losing it across a reboot. It was sort of amusing,
| especially when he realized that he was in an entirely ridiculous
| position and that no amount of SCREAMING at a bunch of strangers would
| bring his data back.
I remember that guy. He had some trouble understanding that /tmp is
for temporary stuff and $HOME is for doing work.
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