Bug 895444

Summary: Not enough disk space for midnight commander in /tmp
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: vvs <vvs009>
Component: mcAssignee: Radek Vokal <rvokal>
Status: NEW --- QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: 23CC: dvlasenk, kvolny, pahan, rjones, rvokal, slavazanko
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Description vvs 2013-01-15 03:58:09 EST
Description of problem:

Midnight Commander requires space in /tmp directory for certain operations, e.g. copying files over network. As /tmp is now tmpfs there is much less space available.

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How reproducible:

When /tmp is on tmpfs

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Copy Fedora DVD install image over ssh link
Actual results:

Usually not enough disk space unless your have plenty of RAM and 64-bit OS.

Expected results:

It was possible to copy it in previous versions of Fedora, so it is a regression.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Richard W.M. Jones 2013-01-15 14:00:06 EST
tmp-on-tmpfs is fundamentally broken, so this doesn't
exactly surprise.
Comment 2 vvs 2013-01-16 05:52:50 EST
Well, why argue now when it was already approved and included in F18? As I understand the "official" way is to use /var/tmp.
Comment 4 Karel Volný 2013-08-01 06:30:01 EDT
(In reply to Victor V. Shkamerda from comment #2)
> Well, why argue now when it was already approved and included in F18?

because each decision can be reconsidered and reverted

I've just hit this issue too, thanks Lennart for taking away about an hour of my life spent by trying to figure out what's wrong with my system, why trivial operations are failing ...
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Comment 7 Jan Kurik 2015-07-15 10:53:02 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 23 development cycle.
Changing version to '23'.

(As we did not run this process for some time, it could affect also pre-Fedora 23 development
cycle bugs. We are very sorry. It will help us with cleanup during Fedora 23 End Of Life. Thank you.)

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Comment 8 Karel Volný 2015-11-11 08:41:10 EST
ping, just hit this again, "very nice" to see things failing (like bash completion etc.) just because I've tried to view a file while not noticing that its size exceeds half of my RAM ...