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Re: install/54972: No Tmp Partition Created after Changing Size from Percentage to MB Input in 9.0 Installer

On Sun, Feb 16, 2020 at 2:25 PM Martin Husemann <> wrote:
> The following reply was made to PR install/54972; it has been noted by GNATS.
> From: Martin Husemann <>
>  Yes, that is kinda on-purpose. The next screens show the partitions on
>  one special drive (like wd0) and /tmp will be only a mountput, but not
>  eat space from that disk.
>  So did the install end up with tmpfs and the size you chose mounted as
>  tmpfs on /tmp ?

Yes, I did get tmpfs with the correct size in /etc/fstab and the
installer says (tmpfs) in parentheses next to the /tmp mountpoint, so
that behavior was logical.

At first glance, I was surprised because experience differed from
previous installers.

The real issue in terms of functionality is that there's no way to add
another user-defined partition as /tmp even if you enter a size of 0
on the /tmp (tmpfs) line in the partitioning screen.

I tend to prefer to set a separate /tmp partition to avoid sacrificing
memory or risking the off-chance of a runaway item or process in /tmp
filling up the root (especially in systems with limited resources).



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