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Re: /run vs /var/run (was: Please test new sysvinit)

On Dec 18, Wouter Verhelst <wouter@debian.org> wrote:

> > It's not needed (since we have /dev/shm/), so it's harmful.
> Does not follow. Cars aren't needed either (you can always take the
> train, or go by bus), but that doesn't make them harmful.
Cars and trains are different thigs, but a tmpfs is a tmpfs.

> Furthermore, /dev/shm is a mount point with a _very_ specific function.
> It's a bad idea to start using it for something else.
Reality check: packages have been using it for a long time and the world
has not fallen yet.


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