What's this /run directory doing on my system and where does it come from?
On Wed, 30.03.11 16:24, Chris Adams (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
> Once upon a time, Ralf Corsepius <email@example.com> said:
> > How about /var/run ??
> > What would be wrong with it?
> I believe the need is for something guaranteed to be on the root
> filesystem, and having a separate /var is still valid.
> I'm not sure why this doesn't go under /etc, but if I were king, the
> proliferation of kernel filesystems (proc, sys, cgroup, selinux, etc.)
> would be under /kernel, so maybe that's just me.
/etc is static configuration data.
/run is volatile runtime data.
/etc is read-only during boot.
/run is writable all the way.
Lennart Poettering - Red Hat, Inc.
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