Friday, 29 May 2020

Re: Adjusting what fstypes df displays

I agree with being able to customize this and Bryce's solution is easy to work with (either profile.d or a df config in /etc).  We use tmpfs to create ramdisks on the fly as part of our video analytics solution (, and need to monitor the tmpfs we create.


On Fri, May 29, 2020 at 7:03 AM Robie Basak <> wrote:
+1 for Bryce's approach.

On Fri, May 29, 2020 at 10:56:34AM -0300, Rafael David Tinoco wrote:
> Perhaps this environment variable should be set by snapd package ?

I think this could be surprising - because we would be hiding all
squashfs filesystems from df, not just snapd ones. I think it would be
cleaner to consider that users don't generally want to see squashfs
stuff in df output by default anyway, and so hide it Ubuntu-wide.

I'm less sure about tmpfs. I can think of occasions where I have wanted
to see tmpfs usage (since it can run out, and has run out on me before).
But that's perhaps too much of a specialist case, and so I think it's
also OK to hide tmpfs by default from df on Ubuntu.
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