Bug 432818 - RFE: use tmpfs for /var/run/ConsoleKit
Summary: RFE: use tmpfs for /var/run/ConsoleKit
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Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: initscripts
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
low
low
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2008-02-14 16:25 UTC by David Zeuthen
Modified: 2014-03-17 03:12 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Doc Type: Enhancement
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Last Closed: 2011-02-28 21:04:19 UTC


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Description David Zeuthen 2008-02-14 16:25:07 UTC
ConsoleKit maintains a database at

# ls -l /var/run/ConsoleKit/database 
-rw------- 1 root root 1804 2008-02-14 10:11 /var/run/ConsoleKit/database

Some people have complained that the disks are spun up whenever they switch
VT's. If we mount a tmpfs on /var/run/ConsoleKit we wouldn't have this problem.
Thoughts?

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2008-02-14 21:34:01 UTC
Hm. Might make more sense to do it for all of /var/run.

Comment 2 David Zeuthen 2008-02-15 16:39:54 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
> Hm. Might make more sense to do it for all of /var/run.

Thought about it but it's a bit tricky. Just mounting /var/run on tmpfs and
mkdir'ing the existing directories isn't going to work - what happens if you
install a new package? However, going through all directories in /var/run/* and
mounting a tmpfs on each of them would work. It's a lot of mounts though; not
sure it's going to work; isn't the a substantial per-tmpfs cost?

Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 05:12:20 UTC
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
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Comment 4 iarly selbir 2009-03-15 01:23:13 UTC
is this problem happening yet?

give us feedback.

Thanks

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Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 2009-03-16 17:15:43 UTC
This really doesn't need triaging - thanks!

Comment 7 Bill Nottingham 2009-03-16 17:16:47 UTC
And commenting once more to satisfy the needinfo police.

Comment 8 Tim Landscheidt 2009-03-20 14:51:58 UTC
It would be a really nice feature to keep /var/lock and /var/run neat and tidy, but you would not only have to tweak tmpfs to copy the contents of the shadowed directories on startup but also to allow rpm to update the shadowed directories (which you cannot unmount for that update because then the lockfiles and PID files become unavailable for that time) and the tmpfs copy at the same time. Sounds like more work than fun, and to add to that, in a very sensitive area.

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Comment 11 Bill Nottingham 2011-02-28 21:04:19 UTC
Fixed in rawhide with systemd. (Yes, lame, I know.)


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