On Tue, 27.03.12 15:36, Tollef Fog Heen (tfh...@err.no) wrote: > > Hi, > > why is /media a tmpfs? I think that violates user expectations that > /media will be persistent across reboots, in particular any directories > created and such.
/media is where deaemons such as udisks dynamically mount file systems from usb sticks and cds and suchlike. Mount points in it are dynamic, are not listed in /etc/fstab, and hence make sense to be cleaned up at boot. This is in contrast to /mnt which is admin territory, where mount points often are listed in /etc/fstab, and hence should not be cleaned up in order not to muck with the admin's configuration Directories in /media are usually named after the disk label of the media that is mounted. That means that not having automatic clean-up at boot means you'd collect tons and tons of directories in there that are never cleaned up if the machine is turned off at the wrong time. Also, for moutning an USB stick we should not require write disk access to the root disk, and we should keep our delta to read-only/stateless systems as minimal as possible. Anyway, udisks2 recently obseleted the use of /media, replacing it by per-user directories in /run. Due to that I am about to remove /media from the default units of systemd. It's probably a good idea for distros to remove the mount point entirely. Hope that makes some sense, Lennart -- Lennart Poettering - Red Hat, Inc. _______________________________________________ systemd-devel mailing list email@example.com http://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/systemd-devel