Bug 117117 - [PATCH] rc.sysinit /tmp cleanup
[PATCH] rc.sysinit /tmp cleanup
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2004-02-28 17:52 EST by Landon Curt Noll
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:42 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-03-01 22:41:34 EST
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patch to /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit to clean up /tmp more on startup (593 bytes, patch)
2004-02-28 17:54 EST, Landon Curt Noll
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Description Landon Curt Noll 2004-02-28 17:52:54 EST
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Description of problem:
The /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit could clean up a few of the common chaff
that is left around in /tmp from the likes of ssh, gnome, KDE and

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.crash a system with lots of interactive stuff running
3.ls -a /tmp

Actual Results:  Lots of stuff left over in /tmp.  For example:


Expected Results:  Less stuff left over in /tmp.

Additional info:

This problems also exists in RH9 and Fedora Core 1.

The patch attached will with with RH9, Fedora, and RHEL.
Comment 1 Landon Curt Noll 2004-02-28 17:54:33 EST
Created attachment 98126 [details]
patch to /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit to clean up /tmp more on startup
Comment 2 Landon Curt Noll 2004-02-28 17:59:03 EST
In the ancient days of Un*x (in the 1970's and later), the /tmp
file system was cleaned and/or rebuilt after every reboot.  I'm
not suggesting that this be done.  I am suggesting that some of
the common cruft could be cleaned out.

In some cases components can become confused about the state of
the world when they find old cruft in /tmp from a previous reboot.
Clearing out these files in /tmp avoids such problems and keeps
/tmp a bit more tidy.
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2004-03-01 22:41:34 EST
Added in CVS, will be in the next major RHEL release (merged with the
other cleanup, and tweaked so we don't call /bin/rm 10 times. :) )

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