Gary Mulder wrote:
Of course having /tmp -> /var/tmp means that you have no valid /tmp in single user mode where /var is not mounted. That is unless you created /var/tmp in single user mode, but that would mean /var would be mounted over the root partition's /var/tmp dir in multi-user mode, which can be non-intuitive to say the least.

Excellent point. I think one is much safer having /tmp as a directory on the root filesystem, and using something like md(4) to mount a RAMdisk over that location when going into multiuser mode (or mount a real /tmp partition if you prefer).


The net result of not having a valid /tmp is that some commands issued in single-user mode may fail non-obviously as they might (reasonably?) assume /tmp is available.

In particular, editors like vi. :-)

--
-Chuck

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