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Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2012 14:45:23 +0100
From: Jon Dowland <>
Subject: Re: Most Linux distributions don't use tmpfs nor
 encrypt swap by default

On Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 01:22:30PM +0000, Mark Krenz wrote:
>  Hello. After posting the flaw with libvte's handling of the scrollback
> buffer (writing it to disk), there were several people who made the
> erroneous claim that most distributions of Linux use tmpfs now and
> encrypt swap and that this shouldn't be an issue.

The libvte maintainers are considering changing things to use /var/tmp
anyway, so as to *avoid* tmpfs.

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