[CentOS] Deleting contents of /tmp on shutdown
tdukes at sc.rr.com
Sat Dec 12 22:29:55 UTC 2009
> -----Original Message-----
> From: centos-bounces at centos.org
> [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of Geerd-Dietger Hoffmann
> Sent: Saturday, December 12, 2009 5:22 PM
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> Subject: Re: [CentOS] Deleting contents of /tmp on shutdown
> On Sat, Dec 12, 2009 at 10:05 PM, Thomas Dukes
> <tdukes at sc.rr.com> wrote:
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: centos-bounces at centos.org
> >> [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of Keith Keller
> >> Sent: Saturday, December 12, 2009 4:50 PM
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> >> Subject: Re: [CentOS] Deleting contents of /tmp on shutdown
> >> On Sat, Dec 12, 2009 at 02:33:33PM -0500, Thomas Dukes wrote:
> >> > I use to have a line of code in /etc/init.d/syslog (I think
> >> this was
> >> > the
> >> > file) to delete the contents of my /tmp directory on shutdown.
> >> In /etc/init.d/syslog? That seems like a bad place to put
> it, even
> >> if it does check (as I assume it must have) the current
> runlevel, and
> >> only deletes in runlevels  or ; if it gets killed
> too early,
> >> you could delete a file from /tmp that is needed to
> cleanly kill off
> >> a subsequent process.
> >> /etc/init.d/halt calls /sbin/halt.local, which might be a
> good place,
> >> except that it's already umounted nonessential filesystems
> by then,
> >> so if you have /tmp on a different fs putting it there
> won't work.
> >> (You could mount it from halt.local, clean it, then umount it, but
> >> that seems extremely kludgy.) You could write your own
> simple script
> >> and link it in /etc/rc.d/ to run after S00killall but before
> >> S01halt or S01reboot.
> >> (It is not clear to me whether enough processes are killed
> off that
> >> cleaning /tmp is safe here; might be worth testing in a
> >> environment
> >> first.)
> >> --keith
> > As I said, I think that was were the code was added. Just
> not really sure.
> > I remember the files were deleted on shutdown/reboot.
> > Been reading and have seen it may be better to delete the tmp
> > directory files on boot before any services start. What do
> you think?
> I have the /tmp in memory, which effectively deletes
> everything on reboot. Maybe another solution?
> Cheers Didi
I read that was an option also. How would I move my /tmp to RAM?
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