RFC on Cloud Images: Make /tmp a tmpfs

Martin Pitt martin.pitt at ubuntu.com
Thu Jan 14 08:02:33 UTC 2016

Seth Arnold [2016-01-13 12:52 -0800]:
> - on m1.tiny and similar sized systems, /tmp will be so small that it may
>   well be unusable for what applications expect to do

Exactly, hence my suggestion to only do it if there is enough RAM.

> Whether or not /tmp should be on tmpfs will vary from system to system. I
> think the best we can do is make it easy to change between the two
> choices.

It's easy enough to change or turn this on (add to fstab, or
"cp /usr/share/systemd/tmp.mount /etc/systemd/system/" if you don't
want to mess with fstab). The difficulty is whether/when we'll do that
by default.


Martin Pitt                        | http://www.piware.de
Ubuntu Developer (www.ubuntu.com)  | Debian Developer  (www.debian.org)
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