Am 01.06.2012 17:35, schrieb Gregory Maxwell:
The feature may be adopted/promoted on the basis of SSD writecycle
preservation, but tmpfs also offers considerable performance
improvements for workloads that create/remove files in /tmp at high
speed— which is the reason that many people have been using tmpfs for
/tmp on many systems for much longer than SSDs have existed
pff and this is a generic worklaod for MAJORITY of the user-base?
no? hmm wait a minute...
if it is not why should DEFAULTS are changed and a unknown amount
of packages broken/fixed/patched to no longer touch /tmp and
blow all temorary stuff to /var/tmp
the MINORITY can add the line in /etc/fstab since ten years and be
happy as all the time before - the rest does not need it or is even
hurted by the change
what currently happens is that based on a exotic workload majority
of users and packagers are forced to act in a way few people
thought "may be nice"