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Re: Moving /tmp to tmpfs makes it useless

On Sat, 26 May 2012, Joey Hess wrote:
> Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
> > In fact it is the other way.  We have /var/tmp for the large file since
> > about forever, and important platforms that have /tmp in memory since the
> > early 2000's (Solaris)....
> > 
> > And that STILL wasn't enough for people to not screw it up and dump large
> > files in /tmp.
> No, that is not the difference between /var/tmp and /tmp. Users of /tmp
> are not "screwing up", they are storing files that are intended only
> to persist while the computer is up, to the correct place.

In my book, that depends on the contents of $TMPDIR.

But my point was that people will not switch to writing small temporary
files somewhere else, because they have not switched to writing files to
$TMPDIR even after 10 years.

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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