cvs commit: src/etc/rc.d cleartmp

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at
Thu Dec 22 19:16:54 PST 2005

On 2005-12-20 23:22, Doug Barton <dougb at> wrote:
> dougb       2005-12-20 23:22:47 UTC
>   FreeBSD src repository
>   Modified files:
>     etc/rc.d             cleartmp
>   Log:
>   Include a somewhat hackish way to make sure that we *always* test the
>   new clear_tmp_X variable when start'ing.
>   Revision  Changes    Path
>   1.15      +6 -1      src/etc/rc.d/cleartmp

This doesn't seem to work too well though.  Revision 1.12 of cleartmp
correctly creates .ICE-unix and the other X11 socket dirs in /tmp in my
mfs /tmp filesystem.  Newer revisions fail to do this, for two reasons:

    The cleartmp_prestart() function runs only when the script runs with
    $1 set to 'start', but the boot process calls the script with

    Even when I change cleartmp to recognise faststart, onestart, start
    and forcestart, the cleartmp_prestart() function runs before
    cleartmp_start(), creates the directories, only to have them deleted
    immediately by cleartmp_start() when run_rc_command is called.

I'm not sure if there's a good way to modify cleartmp to do both things
correctly, at least without something equally hackish like:

    run_rc_command "$@" || exit $?

    case $1 in

or if it's better to make two cleartmp scripts :-/

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