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Bug 977771 - System_Daemons: Should "/var/run/journal is volatile" be in the past tense?
Summary: System_Daemons: Should "/var/run/journal is volatile" be in the past tense?
Alias: None
Product: Fedora Documentation
Classification: Fedora
Component: release-notes
Version: devel
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Pete Travis
QA Contact: Fedora Docs QA
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2013-06-25 10:03 UTC by Jiro Matsuzawa
Modified: 2013-08-01 06:29 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2013-08-01 06:29:52 UTC

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Description Jiro Matsuzawa 2013-06-25 10:03:37 UTC
Description of problem:
In the following sentence:
"In previous releases, journal data was stored in <filename>/var/run/journal</filename>, which is volatile and cleared on reboot."

Should "which is volatile..." be written in the past tense? Does it mean "which was volatile..."?
I'm sorry if I misunderstand the sentence.

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Comment 1 Pete Travis 2013-06-26 04:29:05 UTC
The tense change is a little confusing, but intentional. The clause "which is volatile and cleared on reboot" applies to the object that precedes it, "/var/run/journal". So, while the journal data is no longer stored in /var/log/journal, it remains volatile. Actually, it is a symlink to /run, which is a tmpfs volume by default; but, I think that was covered in previous release notes.

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