guix-daemon tmpfs out of space on parabola

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  • Ludovic Courtès
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swedebugia wrote on 6 Mar 2019 15:04
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Hi
I'm trying to build New Moon (unbranded palemoon browser) in parabola.The tmpfs i 2G which is way too little it seems.
I read the man page of guix-daemon and the manual and could not find away to point guix-daemon to another tmpdir than /tmp.
Is this a bug?
In case it is not possible to change on the guix side (before we rewritethe daemon) I think we should add a section about how to work around itto the manual.
-- Cheers Swedebugia
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Tobias Geerinckx-Rice wrote on 6 Mar 2019 15:31
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Hullo,
swedebugia wrote:
Toggle quote (8 lines)> I'm trying to build New Moon (unbranded palemoon browser) in > parabola.> The tmpfs i 2G which is way too little it seems.>> I read the man page of guix-daemon and the manual and could not > find a> way to point guix-daemon to another tmpdir than /tmp.
Well, TMPDIR= should Just Work :-)
You'll have to set it to the environment of guix-daemon (and restart the daemon) for it to have any effect. How that's done depends on your service manager/init system.
I guess a ‘set-tmpdir’ RPC could be added to the protocol. I haven't thought through the security implications, and IMO it's just papering over the real bug, which is…
Toggle quote (2 lines)> Is this a bug?
Not sure what exactly you're referring to, but yes, I do think that using /tmp instead of /var/tmp (or any non-tmpfs) is a bug by modern(?) conventions. It's guaranteed to break eventually on almost every non-Guix System, and when it doesn't it's an abuse of RAM and swap space.
Kind regards,
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swedebugia wrote on 7 Mar 2019 15:20
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Tobias Geerinckx-Rice <somebody@not-sent-or-endorsed-by.tobias.gr> skrev: (6 mars 2019 15:31:13 CET)
Toggle quote (33 lines)>Hullo,>>swedebugia wrote:>> I'm trying to build New Moon (unbranded palemoon browser) in >> parabola.>> The tmpfs i 2G which is way too little it seems.>>>> I read the man page of guix-daemon and the manual and could not >> find a>> way to point guix-daemon to another tmpdir than /tmp.>>Well, TMPDIR= should Just Work :-)>>You'll have to set it to the environment of guix-daemon (and >restart the daemon) for it to have any effect. How that's done >depends on your service manager/init system.>>I guess a ‘set-tmpdir’ RPC could be added to the protocol. I >haven't thought through the security implications, and IMO it's >just papering over the real bug, which is…>>> Is this a bug?>>Not sure what exactly you're referring to, but yes, I do think >that using /tmp instead of /var/tmp (or any non-tmpfs) is a bug by >modern(?) conventions. It's guaranteed to break eventually on >almost every non-Guix System, and when it doesn't it's an abuse of >RAM and swap space.>>Kind regards,>>T G-R
Hi 😃
Thanks for the details. I agree that it is a bug.
I solved it by masking tmp.mount in systemd according to the arch wiki and thus disabled tmpfs for the whole thing.-- Sent from my k-9 mail for Android.
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Ludovic Courtès wrote on 10 Mar 2019 18:29
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Hi swedebugia,
swedebugia <swedebugia@riseup.net> skribis:
Toggle quote (3 lines)> I read the man page of guix-daemon and the manual and could not find a> way to point guix-daemon to another tmpdir than /tmp.
guix-daemon honors the TMPDIR environment variable, so you can run:
TMPDIR=/some/where/else guix-daemon …
See https://gnu.org/s/guix/manual/en/html_node/Invoking-guix_002ddaemon.html.
HTH!
Ludo’.
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Ludovic Courtès wrote on 10 Mar 2019 18:29
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