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Re: how to increase space for tmpfs /tmp

On Jo, 29 mar 12, 22:02:00, Paul E Condon wrote:
> > 
> > Why do you think such scratch space should be in /tmp (regardless of 
> > whether /tmp is on tmpfs, a separate partition or just a directory on 
> > /)?
> Why? Because the last time I looked which was long ago, using /tmp for
> scratch space was recommended practice in the FHS. 

Sure, but it is not even required and there is absolutely no mention 
about the size. A good behaving program should (as far as I understand)

- fail gracefully if there is not enough space in /tmp
- obey $TMPFS

This change is uncovering some programs and practices that made 
unfounded assumptions about the size of /tmp and some don't even obey 
$TMPFS so you have no way to easily assign them more temporary space. 

You know the saying: "Assumption is the mother of all ..." :)

Kind regards,
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