Subject: Re: /var/db/btdev.xml (from source-changes)
To: Iain Hibbert <email@example.com>
From: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/28/2006 12:58:22
On Jul 28, 2006, at 12:24 AM, Iain Hibbert wrote:
> I'm fairly easy as to the location, though I dont really consider XML
> to be humanly readable so I left it out of /etc.
Also, just a nit, XML property list file names should end in
".plist", not ".xml" :-)
> Is all of /var considered ephemeral or is it just /var/db? In
> reality how
> likely is it that this will be lost? (do people use mfs for /var?)
Actually, there's lots of important stuff in /var.
According to hier(7):
db/ miscellaneous automatically generated
cific database files, and persistent
files used in
the maintenance of third party software.
pkg default location for
to third party software
pkg_install(1) for more
details of the
NetBSD Packages Collection,
So, seems like /var/db is a fine place to put your BT device
connection information. I don't see any need for it to change
(except for the file name to end in ".plist" :-)
The only part of /var that is cleared out at reboot is /var/run.