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Subject:

Re: /dev/shm

From:

Daniel Franke <[log in to unmask]>

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Platform Independent Linux List! <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Mon, 5 Mar 2007 15:01:48 -0500

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On Mon, Mar 05, 2007 at 02:50:11PM +0200, Arthur Sherman wrote:
> BTW, it appears I was hasty to say I have /tmp mounted as tmpfs.
> Now, I recall someone told me off, arguing it will break things, such as yum
> etc.
> How serious is it?

Well, it "shouldn't" break things. The File Hierarchy Specifies that
anything placed in /tmp is allowed to disappear when the system reboots.
(This same behavior is contraindicated for /var/tmp, though, so don't
make that one tmpfs.)

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Daniel Franke [log in to unmask] http://www.dfranke.us
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