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Re: Idea: mount /tmp to tmpfs depending on free space and RAM

On 8 June 2012 12:04, Bjørn Mork <bjorn@mork.no> wrote:
> Any file system will run out of space given the broken applications
> mentioned in this thread.

It is not productive to redefine applications as 'broken' simply
because they do not conform to an arbitrary set of requirements that
you have just added, especially when you haven't even given any
indication of what you consider 'non-broken' behaviour.

The use of /tmp (or TMPDIR if set) to store temporary files is its
*purpose*. If suddenly that use is considered 'broken' behaviour, then
who is to say what other standard behaviour will be declared 'broken'

I could declare that from now on I'm going to use FAT32 for my /tmp,
and all applications which expect a case-sensitive filesystem are
broken, but it would be similarly absurd.

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