Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 977771
System_Daemons: Should "/var/run/journal is volatile" be in the past tense?
Last modified: 2013-08-01 02:29:52 EDT
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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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.