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SubjectRe: Partition Sizing
Hi Richard, Zack.

>>>> In addition, you should symlink /tmp to /var/tmp and audit
>>>> your rc scripts to make sure they don't need /tmp before
>>>> /var is mounted. All modern distros I've tried get this
>>>> right.

>>> Why not just have /tmp a separate FS?

>> I don't see any advantage of that over linking /tmp to /var/tmp.
>> The only issue with not having /tmp on the root filesystem is if
>> it's needed before the rest of the filesystems are mounted, and
>> you'd have the same problem with a separate /tmp or a symlink.

> OK, fair enough. I had originally read it as "/tmp -> /var/tmp
> is better than mount /tmp". I guess you weren't saying that.

> I personally prefer a separate /tmp so that dumb users don't
> accidentally fill up /var (/var/spool, /var/log and so on).

Personally, I prefer to have /tmp as a separate partition, with
both /usr/tmp and /var/tmp as symlinks to it. That also has the
advantage that /tmp is valid before the /tmp partition is mounted,
so can be used right from boot-up, which it can't if one does that
the other way round...

Best wishes from Riley.

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