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Re: /tmp as tmpfs and consequence for imaging software

Salvo Tomaselli wrote:

>> I think the problems you describe are quite uncommon. Yes, there are use
>> cases where tmpfs for /tmp isn't the best solution but I think most
>> people do not place 1.2GB files in their /tmp and benefit greatly from
>> tmpfs.
> I thought DVD burners were quite common... and almost every desktop or
> laptop has one. And a DVD is 4GiB when not 7. And usually burning software
> lets you decide if you want to 1st create an iso and then burn it.

Given that any burning software can (approximately) determine what size the 
ISO file will be, it should really not start to write it in /tmp when the 
/tmp size is not big enough (which the software can also check). Prompting a 
user with "I will not be able to write ${file} in /tmp, please point me to a 
location where I can." should not be too much of a problem.

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