Script question

Polytropon freebsd at
Tue Jun 16 16:30:48 UTC 2015

On Tue, 16 Jun 2015 07:48:26 +0100, krad wrote:
> dont do it willy nilly though as if you fill /tmp it can cause a system
> issues, especially for tmpfs backed systems, and always clean up after
> yourself

Filling /tmp when it's a separate partition is much less
dangerous to the running system than filling /var (keep
in mind /var/log, /var/run, /var/spool and /var/tmp are
located here!). It gets worse when /var is on the same
partition as /. For memory-backed /tmp the swap mechanism
will be activated when RAM is fully in use. And when you
have occupied both RAM and swap, you have a bigger problem
than just your "log distillator" not working. :-)

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