[systemd-devel] Antw: Re: Antw: Re: Arbitrary restrictions (e.g. for RuntimeDirectory)

Ulrich Windl Ulrich.Windl at rz.uni-regensburg.de
Tue May 14 06:35:37 UTC 2019

>>> Reindl Harald <h.reindl at thelounge.net> schrieb am 13.05.2019 um 08:25 in
Nachricht <19612492-4b1e-0d87-5360-a67893873c0d at thelounge.net>:

> Am 13.05.19 um 08:20 schrieb Ulrich Windl:
>>> Note that "/var/run" is a legacy alias for "/run". It's highly
>>> recommended not to use the former anymore.
>> It it because you don't like sub-directories, or is it to save four bytes?
>> ;-)
> stop it - if you would have read IT news (golem/heise) the last 7 years
> or so you would know about /run and why it is a top-directory
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filesystem_Hierarchy_Standard 
> /run
> Run-time variable data: Information about the running system since last
> boot, e.g., currently logged-in users and running daemons. Files under
> this directory must be either removed or truncated at the beginning of
> the boot process; but this is not necessary on systems that provide this
> directory as a temporary filesystem (tmpfs).

I knew that. It doesn't answer _why_ /var/run is obsolete.

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