[PATCH] Migrate from /var/run to /run

Jouke Witteveen j.witteveen
Sun Feb 3 13:23:35 PST 2013

On Sun, Feb 3, 2013 at 6:31 PM, Arend van Spriel <arend at broadcom.com> wrote:
> On 02/03/2013 02:56 PM, Jouni Malinen wrote:
>> On Sat, Feb 02, 2013 at 11:17:13PM +0100, Nicolas Cavallari wrote:
>>> When /var is a NFS over a WPA2-secured Wi-Fi access point. In that case,
>>> wpasupplicant is required to run before /var is mounted.
>> Uh, lovely. I would assume this actually works fine with runtime
>> configuration. I have no problems noting this type of special cases in
>> the documentation, but I don't think this would be enough of a
>> justification to change the default behavior.
> And in a really sick and twisted world someone could even mount
> something on /run. Probably won't work when there are already file
> handles created in /run.
> Gr. AvS

The idea is that you don't do that. I think changing the default
behavior is more or less the right thing to do for Linux-based
systems, but it is currently not easy to have such a dependency for
the documentation at build time. Hence: either keep it as is, or adopt
some fancy build system. The latter sounds like extreme overkill for
this issue to me.

- Jouke

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