Suggestion: Leaky temp directory with encrypted home directories

Lucian Adrian Grijincu lucian.grijincu at
Fri Jul 2 14:26:19 UTC 2010

On Fri, Jul 2, 2010 at 5:22 PM, Ansgar Burchardt <ansgar at> wrote:
>> Ubuntu.  For this reason, I usually put my /tmp in a tmpfs in memory
>> (on systems where I have a few GB of memory).
> [...]
> This is not always true.  Contents of a tmpfs can be swapped to disk[1]
> and you might thus leak information when you rely on the fact that
> contents of a tmpfs will never be written to permanent storage.

Well if you've got several GB of memory you can dispense of swap
altogether, can't you?

..: Lucian

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