Bug 977771 - System_Daemons: Should "/var/run/journal is volatile" be in the past tense?
System_Daemons: Should "/var/run/journal is volatile" be in the past tense?
Product: Fedora Documentation
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Component: release-notes (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Pete Travis
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Reported: 2013-06-25 06:03 EDT by Jiro Matsuzawa
Modified: 2013-08-01 02:29 EDT (History)
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Description Jiro Matsuzawa 2013-06-25 06:03:37 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.

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Comment 1 Pete Travis 2013-06-26 00:29:05 EDT
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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