Subject: Re: misc/1919: merging functionality of netstart, etc, into rc
To: Scott Reynolds <scottr@Plexus.COM>
From: matthew green <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 01/12/1996 23:53:26
   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...)

i completely agree with scott, here.  i use /var/tmp to be kept
across reboots.  also, it's moot with me, too, as i use MFS  :-)