On Sat, 2012-05-26 at 16:29 -0400, Joey Hess wrote: > Ted Ts'o wrote: > > The main advantage of tmpfs is that it gets wiped on reboot, and so it > > prevents people and applications from thinking that they can keep > > stuff in /tmp forever. It's also faster because a file system has to > > do extra work to make sure the files are preserved after a reboot. > > This is no new advantage; Debian has deleted the contents of /tmp > on boot by default for as long as I can remember. A normal filesystem implementation will try to preserve files in a way that they survive a reboot, ignorant of the fact that they're destined to be removed. It have in the past been annoyed to have to wait for /tmp to be fsck'd just before it's wiped clean. Ben. -- Ben Hutchings You can't have everything. Where would you put it?
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