RFC on Cloud Images: Make /tmp a tmpfs

Robie Basak robie.basak at ubuntu.com
Thu Jan 21 11:46:04 UTC 2016

On Thu, Jan 21, 2016 at 11:31:27AM +0000, Dimitri John Ledkov wrote:
> Is it just me, or did the RFC asks about cloud-images alone, and we
> are diverging to discussing all the things, and all the form factors,
> and all the installation types.

I was making my argument more general, so yes, thanks for reminding us
to constrain it.

I think my argument still applies in the cloud image case though. For
example, I do my development work on cloud images, my current one has
21G free in /tmp, and I use debdiff on that machine. If /tmp were a
tmpfs, that could go down to 4G I think, as the machine has 8G of
virtual RAM. No swap is currently defined.

So still, going by the defaults, my use would break with no custom
configuration, and I expect something to be fixed either upstream or in
Debian packaging or in an Ubuntu delta so I can still do this by default
without having to change anything.

I appreciate it's a native package in this case, but you get my point
for the general case.

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