Subject: Re: CVS commit: src/distrib/utils/sysinst
To: None <>
From: Robert Elz <kre@munnari.OZ.AU>
List: current-users
Date: 11/20/2003 17:23:51
    Date:        Thu, 20 Nov 2003 09:47:53 +0000 (UTC)
    From:        David Laight <>
    Message-ID:  <>

  | (Maybe the size of /tmp should be capped by that of swap.)

No, then you couldn't use a MFS /tmp without swap space, which is
an entirely reasonable thing to do on systems with sufficient RAM
(and perhaps no writable disc at all - though you wouldn't be running
sysinst on one of those).

I didn't check the patch (yet), but I assume that the test for this is
just "type == MFS" with no relationship to /tmp - it is entirely
reasonable to have /tmp on a real partition (of its own), and /var/run
in a MFS...