Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 250179
tmpwatch whacks stats
Last modified: 2011-04-25 19:28:00 EDT
Description of problem:
tmpwatch has a job in /etc/cron.daily/tmpwatch that checks for old file and
cleans them up in /var/tmp
As a result my stats file got whacked and fedora-ds would not start.
perhaps it should be moved to /var/lib/fedora-ds/slapd-instanc
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Nathan, is this still a problem in the latest code?
Yes, the default location is /var/tmp/dirsrv/slapd-foo/slapd.stats. This
location can be changed via the nsslapd-tmpdir attribute in cn=config. Perhaps
we need to tweak the instance creation code to use a different default?
Nathan, per FHS, if it is stuff that can be removed between reboots it should go
if it is not to be removed between reboots, but can be safely removed anyway.
if it can't be removed, ever, /var/lib
/var/tmp should never be used for anything that is not a tempf file that can be
removed as soon as a specific task is finished.
At least this is my understanding.
I'd personally put it under /var/lib
Hmm - looking at this some more - this is going to break other things, like
console tasks that invoke a server side CGI that needs to write to a temp
directory - e.g. backup will attempt to write to a temp file in this directory,
and it will certainly blow up if this directory does not exist. This might be a
lot of work to change all of the places where we assume a permanently existing
temporary server instance specific directory.
How hard is it to disable tmpwatch for this particular directory e.g. disable
tmpwatch on /var/tmp/dirsrv?
Created attachment 230421 [details]
diffs - add rundir to ds
The diffs look good, but we also need to modify the main.c source file for
ldap-agent to look in the new location and for the new stats file name.
Created attachment 230431 [details]
diffs with snmp
Created attachment 230511 [details]
cvs commit log
Reviewed by: nkinder (Thanks!)
Fix Description: move the snmp slapd.stats file to run_dir (/var/run/dirsrv)
and rename to slapd-instance.stats. Had to add nsslapd-rundir to cn=config in
order for ldap-agent to be able to get it.
Doc: Yes, we need to document the new attribute nsslapd-rundir.
David, we need to document the new attribute nsslapd-rundir in cn=config -
Command and File Reference?
Created attachment 230541 [details]
cvs commit log - make nsslapd-tmpdir /tmp
Fix Description: Move the default nsslapd-tmpdir to /tmp.
Fixed in Fedora DS 1.1.0