What is this? (vmplayer question)


After testing for a moment vmware player in 12.3 (1), I noticed something weird: both mount and df
report a strange mount at the end of the list:

> cer@rescate1:~> mount
> ...
> /dev/sdb8 on /data/vmware type xfs (rw,relatime,attr2,inode64,noquota)
> /tmp/vmware-cer/564d52d1-b2cb-df37-d280-e20cf26b7077 on /tmp/vmware-cer/564d52d1-b2cb-df37-d280-e20cf26b7077 type tmpfs (rw,relatime,size=1048576k,gid=100)
> cer@rescate1:~>
> cer@rescate1:~> df -h
> Filesystem                                            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
> ...
> /dev/sdb8                                              60G   40G   21G  66% /data/vmware
> /tmp/vmware-cer/564d52d1-b2cb-df37-d280-e20cf26b7077  1,0G     0  1,0G   0% /tmp/vmware-cer/564d52d1-b2cb-df37-d280-e20cf26b7077
> cer@rescate1:~>

A 1 GB tmpfs? What for?

Note (1)
I created a small (0.5 GB) msdos virtual system which I erased before installing system on it, and I
run a pre-existent oS 12.1 system.

Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from oS 12.3 “Dartmouth” GM (rescate 1))

I have that too, except mine’s 3.1Gb in size and almost full (256kb available)…

Can you actually browse the location from the CLI?

It’s been a very long time since I’ve run VMware (but would return to it easily if the situation requires), IIRC this might be related to the shared folder between Guest and Host.

Maybe test by disabling VMware shared folders and rebooting at least a couple times(Don’t know if simply stop/restart Player would remove the mount)…

Based entirely on a very fuzzy recollection which could be incorrect,

What your looking at there is the Players equivalent of swap/Ram it’s a standard thing. I’ve run VMware Player for quite a long time the /tmp has not ever caused me any problems. It’s a sleeping dog that safely be left to lie.
Hope that helps Carlos.

Hey one more thing Carlos. You may find the VMware communities helpful They’re here:
Welcome | VMware Communities

They’re are people there just like us only their thing is VMware.