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Re: autoclean mode for tmpfs

On Sun, Aug 07, 2011 at 06:29:01PM +0200, Marc Balmer wrote:
 > And what is auto-erasing files good for in the first place?  I don't get
 > the point, for me it's calling for trouble.

Traditionally, it's so /tmp doesn't grow without bound, which once
upon a time was a problem with small root partitions or ramdisks.

Another possible use is for files you explicitly want to make
transient, like say /var/rwho (not that anyone uses rwhod any more) or
/usr/pkgsrc/packages or /var/crash or a subtree you point coredumps
into. Or whatever.

David A. Holland

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