Re: a place for a package directory in root
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sean finney <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Sat, Aug 27, 2005 at 12:53:09PM -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
>> /run/bootchart, but there seems to be some resistance to actually trying to
>> standardize on /run :)
> what about /dev/shm?
/dev/shm is an implementation detail of POSIX shared memory support by
the Linux kernel. See POSIX 1003.1 (2001)
http://www.cnop.net/docs/susv3/functions/shm_open.html (or download
Some packages chose to place random junk in there (e.g. resolvconf).
This is wrong. This location is for (and *only* for) file-backed
shared memory storage, otherwise there is potential for namespace
clashes, and it's totally disgusting.
The fact that it's useful for other things should be an indication
that we need another tmpfs mount, mounted elsewhere, rather than
abusing a location intended for a specific, unrelated, use.
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