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Re: Disadvantages of having /tmp as a symlink

Bob Alexander wrote:

> Is there any serious drawback from having /tmp being a simple symlink to
> /var/tmp ????????
> I currently have two distinct fs but lately had run in a problem of a
> package deflating and filling up /tmp while /var is much larger ...

I believe than approach with mounting a tmpfs (with max size you need and
restricted only by your virtual memory size) to /tmp is more flexible and
don't interferes with policy issues.

There is, tough, issues with using files on tmpfs (for instance you cannot
mount they with '-o loop'). A bug?

Al Nikolov

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