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Re: postmaster blues after system restart

From: Oliver Elphick <olly(at)lfix(dot)co(dot)uk>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: "Thomas F(dot) O'Connell" <tfo(at)sitening(dot)com>,pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org,Scott Marlowe <smarlowe(at)g2switchworks(dot)com>
Subject: Re: postmaster blues after system restart
Date: 2005-10-18 05:50:49
Message-ID: 1129614649.8878.55.camel@linda.lfix.co.uk (view raw or flat)
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On Tue, 2005-10-18 at 01:29 -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
> "Thomas F. O'Connell" <tfo(at)sitening(dot)com> writes:
> > But cleaning out /tmp seems to be a part of institutional practice on  
> > Linux,
> 
> I'm unconvinced of that.  A quick test on Fedora Core 4 shows that
> random files in /tmp survive reboot, and any moment of thought would
> show why users would object to a blanket cleanout policy.
...
> I think what you've got is a rogue, broken mountnfs.sh script.  I don't
> even see any such script in my installation ... what is its provenance?

It's a standard part of Debian, from the package initscripts.

The default policy is to clean out /tmp at boot.  This can be varied by
changing TMPTIME in /etc/default/rcS.  

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