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[HEADS-UP] Rawhide: /tmp is now on tmpfs

From:  Lennart Poettering <>
To:  Fedora Development ML <>
Subject:  [HEADS-UP] Rawhide: /tmp is now on tmpfs
Date:  Thu, 31 May 2012 02:40:56 +0200
Message-ID:  <>
Cc:  Kay Sievers <>
Archive-link:  Article


Please be aware that since the most recent systemd uploads /tmp is now
in tmpfs by default in Rawhide/F18.

For details please see this feature page:

If you have an explicit /tmp entry in fstab things should continue to
work the same as before. If you don't then you will now get a tmpfs on
/tmp by default.

This will most likely lead to a problem or two with software that isn't
happy about /tmp being small. We have created a tracker bug to keep
track of this:

If you have identified a bug that is triggered by /tmp being on tmpfs
now, please add it to this tracker bug! 

For a bit of background on all of this and recommendations for
developers, please see:

Thank you,


Lennart Poettering - Red Hat, Inc.
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