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From: Neil Bothwick <neil@××××××××××.uk>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] How can I control size of /run (tmpfs)?
Date: Sat, 26 May 2012 22:36:46
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-user] How can I control size of /run (tmpfs)? by Dale
1 On Sat, 26 May 2012 17:17:54 -0500, Dale wrote:
3 > > It makes sure that /run is available and writeable early in the boot
4 > > process, whereas /var/run may not be and / may be mounted ro.
6 > Mine wouldn't be since I have /var on a separate partition. I guess the
7 > devs are getting ready for the ultimate screwup udev and friends is
8 > putting in place.
10 No, it's avoiding a screwup. If you have /var on a separate partition, as
11 I do, and something early in the boot process writes to /var/run
12 (or /var/lock) whatever is written disappears when the var filesystem is
13 mounted on /var. Using a tmpfs in / prevent this.
15 The alternative is to require /var is on the same filesystem as / or
16 mounted from an initramfs. ISTR you were rather against such a move.
18 This move makes perfect sense, volatile but essential data is kept in ram
19 rather than on a filesystem that may not always be available. If you are
20 really bothered about the maximum size, remount it, although an option to
21 specify this in rc.conf may possibly be useful in some situations.
24 --
25 Neil Bothwick
27 (A)bort, (R)etry, (P)retend this never happened...


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Re: [gentoo-user] How can I control size of /run (tmpfs)? Dale <rdalek1967@×××××.com>