/tmp running out of inodes
kirk at strauser.com
Thu Dec 18 17:33:26 UTC 2008
On Thursday 18 December 2008 10:54:33 Tankko wrote:
> On a side question...what the the best policy for deleting files from
> /tmp? Seems like a lot of apps are happy to leave files in /tmp.
What kind of files are you seeing in /tmp? I have files in mine from July, but
only about 7,000 files today - not nearly enough to run out of inodes (not that
it should crash the FS anyway).
> Is clean up commonly done as a cron job? What about files like mysql.sock=
> which are important. I can't just blindly remove everything in /tmp each
I think you really need to figure out what's spamming /tmp. You *can* do
something like "find /tmp -type f -oldermt '3 days ago' -delete", but that's
just addressing the symptoms.
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