Subject: Re: problem with tmpfs and linux emulation?
To: Steven M. Bellovin <>
From: Michael Rauch <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/08/2005 22:15:45
On Tue, Nov 08, 2005 at 10:49:04AM -0500, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
> I just installed the linux binary of openoffice2.  It can't list
> the files in /tmp; it can list files elsewhere.  /tmp is a tmpfs
> file system -- might this be related?  ktruss wasn't very illuminating.

This effect also appears if you have an (empty) /emul/linux/tmp.
NetBSD's emulation layer replaces all filesystem requests first as if
/emul/linux was prepended and only if that fails, the actual name is
tried. The application isn't aware of this and still believes that it
accesses /tmp.