[CentOS] Deleting contents of /tmp on shutdown
tdukes at sc.rr.com
Sat Dec 12 22:05:56 UTC 2009
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> [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of Keith Keller
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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 noncritical environment
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?
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