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Re: Moving /tmp to tmpfs is fine

On 27/05/12 17:47, Thomas Goirand wrote:
> On 05/27/2012 11:25 PM, Ben Hutchings wrote:
>> As will /tmp on a small root partition.
>> As will a small dedicated /tmp partition.
> Why taking just bad configurations as counter arguments?
> Do you know it is as well possible to have enough space
> in your /tmp? :)

I agree. Remember that we are not talking about if "tmpfs on /tmp" is
good or bad, but about if it is a good default.

Actually the default in squeeze is to have /tmp _as_ _large_ as your disk

 * All files in one partition (recommended for new users) [1]

And since we are talking about defaults, I think that having "tmpfs on
/tmp" as default for Wheezy is a very bad idea.

If you know what tmpfs is, and you think it can improve things on your
machine: then just turn it on!. But please: don't make it a default,
since many users don't know what is tmpfs or a partition. And if they
are going to find all sort of problems because we did a bad choice with
this then is a problem for Debian and its users.



Carlos Alberto Lopez Perez                           http://neutrino.es
Igalia - Free Software Engineering                http://www.igalia.com

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