[arch-general] pacman/libalpm/libfetch do not honor TMPDIR

Leonid Isaev lisaev at umail.iu.edu
Fri Nov 25 12:31:01 EST 2011

On Fri, 25 Nov 2011 18:07:18 +0100
Geert Hendrickx <geert at hendrickx.be> wrote:

> On Fri, Nov 25, 2011 at 10:55:55 -0600, Leonid Isaev wrote:
> > Actually, what is stupid is keeping /tmp in RAM. It is an important dir,
> > where you might have an valuable info in case of a system crash. I could
> > never understand the logic behind this choice. 
> Reducing disk i/o.
> 	Geert

I find this a very weak excuse, because the normal desktop operation is not
I/O bound, and the dafaults must be safest. If you compile a lot/use a
lot of DB stuff, just mount /tmp to RAM in fstab but this is a special case.

Leonid Isaev
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