[Pkg-sysvinit-devel] Bug#630615: Bug#630615: RAMTMP should default to no

Michael Biebl biebl at debian.org
Wed Jun 15 16:59:43 UTC 2011

Am 15.06.2011 18:34, schrieb Michael Biebl:

> Fact of the matter is, that there is software out there using /tmp to store
> large amount of temporary data (which doesn't need to survive reboots, so
> /var/tmp would be the wrong place).

To be a bit more specific about this. I at least remember fsarchiver (backup
utility) to use /tmp as storage during backup creating temporary files (using
several GB, depending on the size of the partition).
Some of the download managers (like downthemall) use /tmp, if they download
files in multiple streams.
I remember dvd authoring software to create several GBs of data in /tmp. I'd
need to check the CD burning tools, like brasero or k3b, but I wouldn't be
surprised if they use /tmp, too.

For this type of data /var/tmp is not the right place.


Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the
universe are pointed away from Earth?

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