On Fri, 2012-06-01 at 11:02 -0500, Chris Adams wrote:
Once upon a time, Reindl Harald <h.reindl(a)thelounge.net> said:
> thank you for breaking setups of well thought virtual machines
> on expensive SAN storages with a as small as possible rootfs
> with a own virtual disk for /tmp with new defaults
If you are mounting a filesystem on /tmp, it'll be in /etc/fstab and
still work exactly as before (if not, that's a bug and should be treated
Chris, the problem is that now you have to add a /tmp filesystem,
before /tmp was just a normal directory in root.
It means that for fedora 18 upward but not for any other you now have to
remember to go and change this default, because honestly /tmp in RAM for
a virtual machine is just stupid if you end up using the swap file (btw
I disable the swap on my machine often exactly to avoid having the
machine trashing and using swap, when I really do not need it to).
It may be a good idea for beefy single user laptops but for anything
else it is probably more a regression than help as moving stuff from a
normal file system to swap is just going to add memory pressure to the
kernel and nothing else.
Simo Sorce * Red Hat, Inc * New York