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Re: autoclean mode for tmpfs

On Sun, Aug 07, 2011 at 09:25:59AM +0300, Jukka Ruohonen wrote:
 > On Sun, Aug 07, 2011 at 03:10:29AM +0000, David Holland wrote:
 > > So I just had an idea: since cleaning /tmp on a live system is very
 > > dangerous unless done so (and even then somewhat dangerous), plus
 > > there are other possible uses for automatically disappearing files:
 > > 
 > > How hard would it be to add a mount option for tmpfs to automatically
 > > drop files after a given timeout? It seems to me that it shouldn't be
 > > very difficult, but I haven't looked at the tmpfs innards in a while.
 > > 
 > > Anyone think this is worthwhile?
 > Sounds like a job for the userland and cron(8).

uh no.

See: "since cleaning /tmp on a live system is very dangerous"

David A. Holland

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