On Tue, Apr 05, 2011 at 02:55:21PM +0200, Cyril Brulebois wrote: > Hi, > > Roger Leigh <firstname.lastname@example.org> (04/04/2011): > > + should not be preserved across reboot. > > “reboots” if you want to stay consistent with the hunk below. > > > + contents are not preserved across reboots. This > > (here) > > Otherwise, looks good to me. > > Seconded (w/ or w/o that 1-char change). Updated patch attached. To match existing usage in the document, I've switch both to the singular "reboot" since the contents will be lost over a single reboot. Hope that's OK? Thanks, Roger -- .''`. Roger Leigh : :' : Debian GNU/Linux http://people.debian.org/~rleigh/ `. `' Printing on GNU/Linux? http://gutenprint.sourceforge.net/ `- GPG Public Key: 0x25BFB848 Please GPG sign your mail.
From 828856441b557017ebe9e718c7c5bfbe8ff70d6e Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001 From: Roger Leigh <email@example.com> Date: Tue, 5 Apr 2011 14:03:40 +0100 Subject: [PATCH] Add FHS exception for /run Document the replacement of /var/run with /run and /var/lock with /run/lock. Also document the requirements for init scripts. --- policy.sgml | 39 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++------------ 1 files changed, 27 insertions(+), 12 deletions(-) diff --git a/policy.sgml b/policy.sgml index ec605c6..4d3602b 100644 --- a/policy.sgml +++ b/policy.sgml @@ -6205,10 +6205,21 @@ install -m644 debian/shlibs.<var>package</var> debian/<var>package</var>/DEBIAN/ <item> <p> The following directories in the root filesystem are - additionally allowed: <file>/sys</file> and - <file>/selinux</file>. <footnote>These directories - are used as mount points to mount virtual filesystems - to get access to kernel information.</footnote> + additionally allowed: <file>/run</file>, + <file>/sys</file> and <file>/selinux</file>. + <footnote>The <file>/run</file> directory is a + replacement for <file>/var/run</file>, and its + subdirectory <file>/run/lock</file> is a replacement for + <file>/var/lock</file>. These changes have been + adopted by most distributions and have been proposed + for inclusion in a future revision of the FHS. Both + are expected to be temporary filesystems, whose + purpose is storage of ephemeral system state which + should not be preserved across reboot. + The <file>/sys</file> and <file>/selinux</file> + directories are used as mount points to mount + virtual filesystems to get access to kernel + information.</footnote> </p> </item> <item> @@ -6719,14 +6730,18 @@ test -f <var>program-executed-later-in-script</var> || exit 0 </p> <p> - <file>/var/run</file> and <file>/var/lock</file> may be mounted - as temporary filesystems<footnote> - For example, using the <tt>RAMRUN</tt> and <tt>RAMLOCK</tt> - options in <file>/etc/default/rcS</file>. - </footnote>, so the <file>init.d</file> scripts must handle this - correctly. This will typically amount to creating any required - subdirectories dynamically when the <file>init.d</file> script - is run, rather than including them in the package and relying on + <file>/var/run</file> and <file>/var/lock</file> should be + symlinks to <file>/run</file> and <file>/run/lock</file>, + respectively, which are temporary filesystems whose + contents are not preserved across reboot. This + arrangement may also be satisfied through equivalent + means, for example bind or nullfs mounts. Because the + presence of files or directories in any of these + directories is not guaranteed, <file>init.d</file> scripts + must handle this correctly. This will typically amount to + creating any required subdirectories dynamically when + the <file>init.d</file> script is run, rather than + including them in the package and relying on <prgn>dpkg</prgn> to create them. </p> </sect1> -- 188.8.131.52
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