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*facepalm* - Paint It Black
Living the American dream one heartbreaking piece at a time
[curses in such a manner as to make a sailor blush]

Here I am, thinking I'm smart because I backed up some data to the /tmp directory on my big network management system at work. I didn't have to wait for tape drives, didn't have to do any NFS monkeybusiness and I used up no physical disk space.

And then I rebooted the box to make some shared memory changes take effect.

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frysco From: frysco Date: August 19th, 2002 10:51 am (UTC) (Link)
tmpfs is not your friend
hartree From: hartree Date: August 19th, 2002 02:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

You've run up against a pet peave of mine.

Clearing the /tmp on reboot is usually one of the first things I disable on any of my boxen. I can manage it better than a braindead delete it all script, thank you very much. And, I still wonder what *&@#%^$& at Sun had the appalling (IMHO) idea of mapping /tmp onto the swap space? Not no, but hell no! I want tmp being a real file system and I don't want it competing with virtual memory.
ronbar From: ronbar Date: August 20th, 2002 04:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
I set up my pet operating systems (Linux and FreeBSD) as One Giant Partition, and they don't do that "delete everything in /tmp" crap anyway, so I should remember not to do what you just did in Solaris or any other commercial unix that imitates its brain-dead ways.
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