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Re: /tmp as tmpfs and consequence for imaging software

On Sat, 2011-11-12 at 22:24 +0100, Bastien ROUCARIES wrote:
> Hello,
> Recently debian put /tmp under tmpfs.
> Even if it increase reponsivness under desktop, it ruin completly
> sciene and imaging software that do some off loading on /tmp.
> For instance using gscan2pdf on 60pages document create more than 1.2G
> of image file under /tmp and crash du to missing space.
> What are the solution for this kind of problem ?

This problem has little to do with use of tmpfs; it is not reasonable to
assume that /tmp has that much space.  Programs should generally allow
use of /tmp to be overridden by $TMPDIR and should handle disk-full
errors gracefully.


Ben Hutchings
The program is absolutely right; therefore, the computer must be wrong.

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