[arch-dev-public] [arch-general] [initscripts] Please revert last commit 757f653

Jan de Groot jan at jgc.homeip.net
Sun Aug 23 19:06:22 EDT 2009

On Sun, 2009-08-23 at 19:06 -0300, Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi wrote:
> Hi
> Please revert the last commit[#1], mounting /dev as NOEXEC is incorrect.
> This break nvidia GLX extension, vmware, mplayer and possible others
> programs that uses mmap() with execute privilege.
> PS: I guess that setting a size is "redundant"
> Thanks.
> [#1]
> http://projects.archlinux.org/?p=initscripts.git;a=commitdiff;h=757f653b8c9ba9d671dd95bd998bc3d487ee20d1

Setting size is not redundant, as without it, tmpfs allows to allocate
1GB by default. Though tmpfs is a dynamic filesystem that only uses
memory that is in use on tmpfs, I don't think it makes sense to allow
more than 10MB here. Other distributions limit the size of tmpfs also.

CC'ing this to the arch-dev-public list, as our bugtracker is down.

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