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Re: Moving /var/run to a tmpfs?

On Sep 16, Andreas Metzler <ametzler@downhill.at.eu.org> wrote:

> are checked and mounted. (I do not know how they are going to handle
> the fact that /var/run is needed before /var is mounted, mount --move
> requires kernel 2.6 afaict.)
etch requires a 2.6 kernel too.

> This is nice, but is going to break packages that either ship a
> subdirectory of /var/run in the deb or generate it once in
> postinst and rely on its existence afterwards.
I think it was considered a bug even before this, because admins may
locally mount a tmpfs on /var/run.

> The whole thing is grey territory in FHS, but still I tend to think
> that sysvinit should somehow preserve the (empty) directory structure
> of /var/run through reboots. Either by using some find+tar magic after
Not worth the added complexity. Fix the bugs instead of adding
workaround which will need to be maintained forever.


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