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FS#28205 - [filesystem] Mount /media as tmpfs by default to allow read-only root.

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Leonid Isaev (lisaev) - Wednesday, 01 February 2012, 01:29 GMT
Last edited by Tom Gundersen (tomegun) - Tuesday, 13 March 2012, 23:44 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Packages: Core
Status Closed
Assigned To Tom Gundersen (tomegun)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


One of several minor annoyances with read-only root filesystem is the fact that /media becomes write-protected and external storage can't be mounted.

There is no unique "fix", but the simplest one is to mount /media as a tmpfs in fstab alongside /tmp. Attached is a trivial SVN patch to accomplish this.


This task depends upon

Closed by  Tom Gundersen (tomegun)
Tuesday, 13 March 2012, 23:44 GMT
Reason for closing:  Won't implement
Additional comments about closing:  See comment.
Comment by Dave Reisner (falconindy) - Wednesday, 01 February 2012, 02:55 GMT
I don't think this applies to enough people to warrant making it the default.
Comment by Tom Gundersen (tomegun) - Thursday, 02 February 2012, 16:08 GMT
After discussing with Dave: this is probably not worth it. People will complain and be confused, while in the end /media will probably just go away so problem will solve itself. I'd be in favor of updating wiki and spreading the word though: /media belongs on tmpfs.