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Re: severity for bugs in ignoring TMP/TMPDIR?

Le Tuesday 7 February 2012 03:52:33, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh a écrit :
> On Mon, 06 Feb 2012, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> > > > arbitrarily large files (in my workflow, 5-100 GB) in /tmp, which is
> > > > on the root filesystem.

And swap as hell and kill interactivity
> Well, that is Seriously Broken, and it needs fixing.  And it is not a
> wishlist bug either.  We've been through a thread about this rather
> recently.
> There are no excuses for any application to assume it can dump arbritarily
> large crap into /tmp and _not_ use $TMPDIR or some other method to
> configure where to place large files.
> > And how about having /tmp in tmpfs, so that it is limited to a
> > fraction of the size of memory?  No application should assume that it
> > can store working files of arbitrary size in /tmp.
> Exactly.

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