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Re: [opensuse-factory] Proposal: /tmp as tmpfs
On 16/07/2020 11.11, Stasiek Michalski wrote:

On Thu, Jul 16, 2020 at 08:52, Frederic Crozat <FCrozat@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
Le jeudi 16 juillet 2020 à 10:16 +0200, Jiri Slaby a écrit :
 Or firefox downloads for me kernel-debuginfo (over 1G) and I *open*
 in Ark (not save it). So it ends up in /tmp/ too (see above).

 So no, /tmp still should not be a tmpfs by default for everybody:
 1) there are still brand new machines with only 1G of RAM installed.
 2) /tmp is used for storing large files by users or firefox.

It would make sense to fix Firefox to use /var/tmp instead of /tmp for
such case (or XDG_CACHE_DIR).

I disagree that user specific download history should be in a shared
directory. Firefox should be able to:
a) have per user download history
b) clean that download history when it's cleaned from the interface and
  when files no longer exist in the cache directory

Moving download history to ~/.cache/firefox seems like a better idea.

There are advantages for having all users save their temporary FF on /tmp: that a system cron script can automatically delete old files from /tmp. It is much more difficult to do that on /home/*.

Another thing I just found: vmware saves log files to /tmp. I have /tmp/vmware-root/ full of log files. It would be bad if after a crash the logs were deleted on reboot.

Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 15.1 x86_64 at Telcontar)

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