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Re: ifupdown writes to /etc... a bug?

On Wed, Mar 12, 2003 at 05:51:34PM -0800, John H. Robinson, IV wrote:
> Steve Langasek wrote:

> > Not /tmp -- it's kosher for admin scripts to wipe out /tmp while the
> > machine is still running.  Losing resolv.conf this way would be a Bad
> > Thing. :)

> would you beleive that seconds before reading this email, the thought
> came to my head: ``tmp reapers''

> nah, didn;t think so, but i did. so that _does_ rule out /tmp, even if
> it otherwise fits the bill.

> i concur that /boot/anything is bad. double bind mounts of /var/run
> seems kludgy and distasteful (even if it would work).

> so what shall we name this new top level directory?
> /mem /ram /run /shm /volatile /vtl ?

I favor /run, since /run : /var/run :: /bin : /usr/bin.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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