[arch-general] tmp files no longer removed

Lukáš Jirkovský l.jirkovsky at gmail.com
Wed Jun 20 12:22:10 EDT 2012

On 20 June 2012 18:15, Klaus <thorres at brothersofgrey.net> wrote:
> Lukáš Jirkovský schrieb:
>> Hello,
>> before submitting bug report I want to make sure this isn't feature.
>> My problem is that my /tmp folder is no longer cleaned up during boot.
>> Now I have to do that manually which is really annoying.
>> I dug through the git of initscripts and it seems to be caused by the
>> replacement of the original code by the systemd-tmpfiles tool. I've
>> just tried to run systemd-tmpfiles manually and it seems that it is
>> not able to do even a simple task such as rm -rf /tmp/*.
>> Lukas
> Take a look in your /etc/fstab.
> Is there a line like "tmpfs             /tmp    tmpfs   nodev,nosuid    0       0"
> which creates a ramdisk and mounts it on /tmp.
> I think that is the standard configuration of Arch Linux.
> Greetings,
> Klaus
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I don't want to use tmpfs for my tmp, as it takes a lot of RAM (I
usually have build chroots here, so its a few gigabytes).

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