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[opensuse] Re: Temp directories NOT cleared at boot (oS13.1)
jdd wrote:
/tmp was always a limited memory folder by default, being on limited / partition
Mine hasn't been on the root partition for about 10 years.

I didn't want to destabilize root by having alot of r/w activity
on the root partition, so my /tmp 'really' on my /var partition --
that was named for it's 'variable' state. mounting
/var and using "rbind" to mount a dir one /tmp, is an early

multiterabytes disks are not so old :-(, and having a separate /tmp partition do not solve your problem.
Huh?... Whatcha mean?..having /tmp on a separate partition
wouldn't solve what problem? From my kernel boot log:

[ 3.728529] sd 0:2:0:0: [sda] 46871347200 512-byte logical blocks: (23.9 TB/21.8 TiB)
[ 3.728851] sd 0:2:0:0: [sda] Write Protect is off
[ 3.756789] sd 0:2:1:0: [sdb] 23435673600 512-byte logical blocks: (11.9 TB/10.9 TiB)
[ 3.757204] sd 0:2:1:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off
[ 3.762542] sda: sda1
[ 3.763391] sd 0:2:0:0: [sda] Attached SCSI disk
[ 3.788917] sdb: sdb1
[ 3.789880] sd 0:2:1:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI disk

Notice that the default boot disk, sda has more than enough storage for
my 'tmp' needs.

/tmp is a system-wide temporary folder and should not IMHO hold personal large files, as an admin, I get all /tmp to be removable as needed
That's your right as an admin. As an admin who uses
their system for large multi-media files, I prefer the files in /tmp
were I'm more likely to notice large files 'hanging around' longer
than they should. If I was worried about collisions, I'd use user-id separated
tmps, but I'd still put them in "/tmp", rather than burying them somewhere
where it's harder to find what "large" files are eating up space.

That large multi-gig file was for an image editing program -- so
it was gone after I quit, but I've also seen them not be deleted (maybe
it was a crash, dunno).. certainly easier to find than searching through
home directories...


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