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

On Dec 18, Joe Smith <unknown_kev_cat@hotmail.com> wrote:

> 1. POSIX (or at least SuS v3) does not gaurentee the existence of /dev/shm, 
> or that if it does exist, that it can be be read as a block device, or that 
> if it can, it has a file system on it.
> 2. Neither does FHS.
> 3. The Linux 2.6 device list states that as of now, if /dev/shm exists it 
> should have a tmpfs filesystem. But makes no guarentees that it exists, or 
> that it will remain a filesystem
Debian guarantees that it exists on debian systems.

> 1. It exists only on Linux-based OS's
> 2. There is no gaurentee that it will continue to be there at all
> 3. There is no guareteee that it will remain a filesystem in the future 
> even if it is there.
> 4. There is no gaurentee that it exists at all.
These points apply to the proposed tmpfs-based /run as well.

> Sounds it sounds to me like it is a bad idea to use it. 
Only because you have no clue of what you are talking about.


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