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

On Sun, 18 Dec 2005, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> Debian guarantees that it exists on debian systems.

No, we don't.  We guarantee it exists on Sarge.  It may or may not exist in
Etch and Sid in the future.

> > 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.

/run would have no other special function, so it is much more future-proof
than using /dev/shm for stuff it was not created for.

> > 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.

That was uncalled for, and he gave much better argumentation than those YOU

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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