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Re: proposal: per-user temporary directories on by default?

On Wed, Jul 23, 2003 at 08:21:09AM +0200, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 23, 2003 at 02:09:28PM +1000, Martin Pool wrote:
> > There is already a PAM modules, libpam-tmpdir which automatically sets
> > this up on login by creating a per-user directory under /tmp and
> > pointing TMPDIR at it.  Despite the scary low version number of 0.04
> > it seems to work reliably and presumably any bugs could be fixed.
> Nice idea, wrong implementation.  Let login fork the login shell with
> CLONE_NEWNS and do a VFS-binding from ~/tmp to /tmp.

Except for OS types or versions that don't support that, or people who
actually want /tmp when they explicitly request it, even if TMPDIR=~/tmp is
fine most of the time.

I can't think of a better way to get admins to simply turn it off
completely than to make it completely override /tmp and have no good way
around that.
Joel Baker <fenton@debian.org>

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