Re: severity for bugs in ignoring TMP/TMPDIR?
On 2012-02-05 11:04, Sune Vuorela wrote:
> On 2012-02-05, Paul Wise <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> If I notice that software in Debian is ignoring TMP/TMPDIR (since I use
>> libpam-tmpdir), what severity should I file the resulting bugs at?
Depends on how bit the files it uses in tmpdir. I've a bug in some code
( a FUSE filesystem that uses a cache in /tmp) that runs as root, that
at times places
arbitrarily large files (in my workflow, 5-100 GB) in /tmp, which is on
the root filesystem.
When a process accesses a 100 GB file it overflows / . So I needed to
get it to use an alternate $TMPDIR.
Ignoring $TMPDIR is a critical severity bug for me.
Alastair McKinstry , <email@example.com> , <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://blog.sceal.ie
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