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



On Mon, Mar 17, 2003 at 02:46:31AM +0100, Goswin Brederlow wrote:

> > On 17 Mar 2003 01:03:31 +0100
> > Goswin Brederlow <goswin.brederlow@student.uni-tuebingen.de> wrote:
> > 
> > > > In this instance the problem has been redefined to be "where should
> > > > the ifupdown state file go".
> > > 
> > > Only place it could go (same with /etc/mtab, /etc/mdtab, /etc/lvmtab)
> > > would be a state-fs in the kernel thats similar to the devfs or ramfs.
> > > 
> > 
> > That would be a kernel dependent solution, and hence only a partial
> > solution.

> Only possible solution. No physical filesystem is garantied writeable
> or even existing so a virtual one is needed.

Providing such a guarantee is the point of standardizing on /run (and
leaving the implementation details -- physical vs. in-memory -- to the
local admin).

-- 
Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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