Re: /run vs /var/run
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md@Linux.IT (Marco d'Itri) writes:
> On Dec 18, "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> I have yet to hear any strong reason why we should _not_ implement
>> I do not count "It's ugly!" as a strong reason.
> It's not needed (since we have /dev/shm/), so it's harmful.
It is certainly needed.
How strongly can I put this? /dev/shm is for *shared memory*, not for
random junk. /dev/shm is for POSIX shared memory and semaphores
created with sem_open() and shm_open(). We don't want random breakage
because people put files in there. /dev/shm is reserved.
Because of this, it's *actively harmful* for /dev/shm to be used by
initscripts, or indeed anything except the glibc POSIX shm_*() and
Where was it ever written down that any package could use /dev/shm?
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