On Tue, Mar 11, 2003 at 09:13:39AM +0100, Emile van Bergen wrote: > > Emile: How about calling the new directory "/run" ? > OTOH, /mem/preserved is perhaps still a bit clearer than /run/preserved. Does it really make sense to preserve anything in /run? That is, is there anything that both needs to be available before /var, and needs to be preserved over reboot? Calling it "/run" allows us to: (a) just leave it as a directory on /, presuming / will be mounted rw. Simple, obvious, no effort required! (b) we can also symlink it to /var/run/early if /var is a local fs (c) if someone wants, they can make it tmpfs, or whatever themselves Calling it "/mem" would be confusing in either (a) or (b). If someone wants to mount /var/run as tmpfs, that's their choice, independent of any of this. I guess /etc/mtab, /etc/network/ifstate, /etc/motd and maybe /etc/ioctl.save (wtf is that?) should all move in there? Cheers, aj -- Anthony Towns <firstname.lastname@example.org> <http://azure.humbug.org.au/~aj/> I don't speak for anyone save myself. GPG signed mail preferred. ``Dear Anthony Towns: [...] Congratulations -- you are now certified as a Red Hat Certified Engineer!''
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