Subject: Re: /etc/daily and /scratch
To: None <>
From: Darren Reed <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/23/1996 02:40:11
In some email I received from Greg A. Woods, sie wrote:
> [ On Mon, March 18, 1996 at 21:11:23 (+0200), Jukka Marin wrote: ]
> > Subject: Re: /etc/daily and /scratch
> >
> > > I just lost ~300MB of stuff because I was silly enough to leave a
> > > /scratch partition mounted on my netbsd box, overnight, via NFS.
> > 
> > I've done that twice.. it's real efficient ;-)  I didn't only lose _my_
> > data, but that of several other users, too..
> Why are you using /scratch for something that's not truely scratch????
> Use /mnt, or some more meaningful name, for temporary mounts.
> Sorry for stating the obvious, but I don't think you can really expect
> anything different.  BTW, /mnt *is* documented, but /scratch isn't --
> see hier(7).

I prefer to think of /scratch not being backed up but persisting across
reboots.  Most other sites I know of which support a "/scratch" have used
this philosophy.

I should remind you, /scratch _WASN'T LOCAL_ - it was NFS mounted!

As far as I'm concerned, NetBSD should _NOT_ have touched it.