Read-only rootfs (Was Re: Multiple partition)

Archaic archaic at
Thu Sep 18 06:34:33 PDT 2003

On Thu, Sep 18, 2003 at 01:23:24PM +0800, Steve Bougerolle wrote:
> Actually, the easy answer is just to delete /tmp.  (At least that's the
> easy answer for you overly conservative people who insist on avoiding
> modern wonders like devfs and tmpfs :)

Wait a minute! I like tmpfs. :)

> If /tmp is a mounted partition you won't be able to delete it but
> everything inside will go.  If it's not a separate partition you can
> just erase it and recreate it.

Yeah, and then reset the perms. This is for a hint. It's easier to say
"remove all the stuff in /tmp" than
"rm -rf /tmp && mkdir /tmp && chmod 1777 /tmp"


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