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Old 04-09-2011, 05:03 PM
Michael Biebl
 
Default Suggested release goal: /run

Am 30.03.2011 17:24, schrieb Tollef Fog Heen:
>
> (Please keep me in Cc, I'm not subscribed)
>
> Proposer: Tollef Fog Heen <tfheen@debian.org>
> Seconder: Michael Biebl <biebl@debian.org>
>
> Currently, /lib/init/rw exists as a place for applications that need
> write access early (before $local_fs) to put their data. In addition,
> some abuse /dev/shm for this. A couple of years back, /run was
> suggested, but /lib/init/rw ended up being chosen.
>
> However, various upstreams are not using /lib/init/rw, they're more
> likely to use hidden directories in /dev, like /dev/.udev and
> /dev/.initramfs. This is both ugly and a violation of the FHS.
>
> Various upstreams seem to now unite under the banner of /run and I
> think it would make sense for us to follow suit, see [1] for Lennart
> Poettering's mail to the Fedora devel list and [2] for the FHS bug
> about it.
>
> I'm therefore proposing the goal of:
>
> - /run should exist as a tmpfs
> - /var/run should be a symlink or bind mount of/to /run
> - /var/lock should be a symlink/bind mount to /run/lock
> - /lib/init/rw should be a symlink/bind mount to /run
> - applications are free to use /run as they have previously used
> /var/run. Applications using /lib/init/rw and /dev/shm are to be
> changed to use /run.

Given the clear consensus so far, we created
http://wiki.debian.org/ReleaseGoals/RunDirectory
and I added it to
http://wiki.debian.org/ReleaseGoals

Cheers,
Michael
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