[arch-projects] [initscripts] Linux distributions and /run/

Dave Reisner d at falconindy.com
Thu Mar 31 08:16:04 EDT 2011

On Thu, Mar 31, 2011 at 01:51:17PM +0200, Tom Gundersen wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 31, 2011 at 1:21 PM, Thomas Bächler <thomas at archlinux.org> wrote:
> > This was discussed in a bug report iirc, here is some summary:
> > http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Linux-distributions-to-include-run-directory-1219006.html
> >
> > Apparently, many tools (among them udev) will soon require a /run/
> > directory that is mounted early (as tmpfs). It is probably a good idea
> > to add this to the filesystem and initscripts packages.
> I have just been reading up on this, and I agree that we should add it.
> At some point in the future we should probably consider symlinking
> /var/run to /run and /var/lock to /run/lock, but we would have to
> implement <https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/18157> first, and /run is
> useful even without the symlinks. My understanding of the situation is
> that it is ok or /var/run and /run to be different, but please let me
> know if I'm wrong on this.
> I guess we'll need to add the mountpoint to the filesystem package
> (possibly with permissions 0000 to avoid accidents) and  mount the
> tmpfs early in rc.sysinit (I'll write the patch as soon as people
> agree that this is the right thing to do).
> Cheers,
> Tom

Why symlinks? Why not bind mount /run to /var/run and /run/lock to
/var/lock once / is available?

Something else to think about: do we want to carry this back to the


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