praudit after work leaves /dev/auditpipeX files.

Robert N. M. Watson rwatson at
Mon Sep 24 20:20:32 UTC 2012

On 24 Sep 2012, at 09:36, Ivan Klymenko wrote:

> I run command <praudit /dev/auditpipe> and watch its output to the
> console, and i stop the praudit, but /dev/auditpipeX files remain.
> I have not found a way how to remove the files /dev/auditpipeX - only
> to rebooted.

Hi Ivan:

Cloning device nodes will garbage collect as a result of pressure from other device nodes being created, or possibly if system memory gets low. At some point we may transition to using a single device nodes with per-session state, supported as of FreeBSD 8.x if I recall, and patches have been circulated -- however, it should make no practical difference from a user perspective. So, in conclusion, no, not a bug, just a feature that might be surprising.


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