Scratch partition...

Robert G. Brown rgb at
Sun Dec 9 19:12:22 PST 2001

> What is the general idea about /tmp?
> Are there any hard rules?

Don't run out.  Systems get unhappy without room in /tmp.

I think the reason that many folks create e.g. /xtmp is that it is "just
like /tmp" but the system doesn't know about it and rely on it.  So you
can fill or trash and /xtmp partition and your system or key services
don't crash.


Robert G. Brown	             
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