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comment Overflow /tmp mounted when there is free space on /
@CMCDragonkai See my answer for an explanation of that.
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comment What does “WHIRLPOOL size ;-)” mean?
I strikes me though, that checking the file size first, is very cheap, and if it fails to match, there's no point in calculating the hashes anyway, so it's a convenient shortcut to save some time.
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comment What does “WHIRLPOOL size ;-)” mean?
@Alexander I have to agree with jpa. Even getting two files with different content, but the same md5 hash, is exceedingly unlikely. This would normally require an engineered attempt of some sort. Having "hundreds of false matches", is simply inconceivable. Add to that, that in the case above, portage has already checked three separate hashes, and the use of the size check gets even smaller.
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comment Overflow /tmp mounted when there is free space on /
And what happens next time the system boots without enough disc-space once you've instructed it not to create a tmpfs? I think your advice is dangerous and incorrect for the vast majority of users/cases.
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