[ALUG] Strange PC lock-up

Brett Parker iDunno at sommitrealweird.co.uk
Wed Apr 5 17:04:25 BST 2017

On 05 Apr 16:08, steve-ALUG at hst.me.uk wrote:
> On 04/04/17 11:12, Brett Parker wrote:
> >[SNIP]
> >OK - so last time I had this, it actually happened very shortly after
> >logging it to X11. Turned out there was some breakages in my /run
> >directory, which I found out from the backend of syslog / journalctl -f.
> >
> >After fixing permissions I stopped having the "interesting" fail modes.
> >
> >Thanks,
> OK, stupid question:
> Isn't the entirety of /run a tmpfs temporary file system, and as such, just
> held in memory?  Any fixes to any files under /run would just dissappear on
> reboot, no?  Or were there configuration problems somewhere else which then
> caused problems with files under /run?

Sometimes, sometimes not, my laptop didn't have /run that way for a
while, and that certainly caused me some headaches.

Brett Parker

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