On Sat, 12 May 2007 17:36:24 +0200
Herbert Poetzl <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> On Sat, May 12, 2007 at 09:13:19AM +0200, Jan Zuchhold wrote:
> > The problem is caused by running out of space on /tmp. 
> > You mount that on tmpfs, specified in fstab in the 
> > vserver-config dir:
> > >>>>
> > none   /tmp            tmpfs   size=16m,mode=1777      0 0
> > >>>>
> > If you remove or comment-out this line (or increase 
> > the size), it works.
> nice one, tx, btw, 16MB for /tmp should be more
> than sufficient for properly written programs,
> (larger temporary files go to /var/tmp)

i must respectfully disagree.  i have never heard of such a rule and the
doesn't include that justification either.

and that is why i am on record as saying:

> btw, i hate that useless default 16 MB tmpfs mount within the guests and
> removing it from /etc/vservers/guest/fstab is one of the first things i do
> upon creating a new guest.
- http://www.paul.sladen.org/vserver/archives/200702/0014.html

when i last cared to check which directory applications used for temporary
files (to insure libpam-tmpdir, "automatic per-user temporary directories",
was effective) i only ever saw used "/tmp" (hard-coded unfortunately), TMP,
or TMPDIR and those variables do not distinguish between maximum temporary
file size.

i consider this the only "wart" of linux-vserver.

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