On Thu, 8 Feb 2018 23:18:19 +0000, Wol's lists wrote: > > More specifically, /var/tmp is traditionally supposed to be > > non-volatile (across reboots). > > > > Comparatively the contents of /tmp can be volatile (across reboots). > > > > I would advise against mounting /var/tmp on tmpfs. > > > EMPHATICALLY YES. > > /tmp is defined as being volatile - stuff can disappear at any time. > > /var/tmp is defined as the place where programs store stuff like crash > recovery files. Mounting it tmpfs is going to screw up any programs > that reply on that *defined* behaviour to recover after a crash. > > Mounting /var/tmp/portage as tmpfs is perfectly fine as far as I know - > I do it myself.
Why mess around with another tmpfs? Just set PORTAGE_TMPDIR="/tmp" in make.conf. Job done! -- Neil Bothwick Why do Kennedy's cry after sex? ..... Mace!
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