Subject: Re: misc/1919: merging functionality of netstart, etc, into rc
To: der Mouse <mouse@Collatz.McRCIM.McGill.EDU>
From: Scott Reynolds <scottr@Plexus.COM>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 01/10/1996 18:22:09
On Wed, 10 Jan 1996, der Mouse wrote:

> - The "clearing /tmp" code is yanked entirely; this should be done by
>   cron, not rebooting.  (Doing it on reboot cleans out /tmp both too
>   often - essentially, it means /tmp is useless to humans because
>   anything in there may be torched randomly if the machine crashes -

One could argue, as purely a side topic, that /tmp _shouldn't_ be useful 
for humans.  For me, it's a non-issue, since I use an MFS /tmp.

(On most machines here, /tmp is on a disk and is often quite overgrown 
and useless to humans anyway.  Saving all that trash across reboots seems 
somewhat silly to me.  If they wanted it, they ought to keep it in $HOME...)