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From "Aram W. Mirzadeh" <>
Subject Re: big problem on SunOS
Date Tue, 05 Dec 1995 00:49:12 GMT
++++At 10:37 PM 12/4/95 GMT, you wrote:
>Boys, now listen.


>1)	Apache's /tmp/ file *has* to exist all the time
>	otherwise the server will go into meltdown just as you have
>	described.

Well, most of us are a little smarter than that, and move the temp 
files to /var/run, or something else... 

>2)	/tmp is volatile space and is almost certainly being trawled by
>	scripts that look for old files to throw away.
>3)	Most ppl start httpd from SunOS's rc.local, and on my new December 94
>	box /tmp is cleared *after* the httpd is started in rc.local following
>	a reboot, or a reboot after a panic or some non-webserver related
>	foolishness.

Actually most people who use SysVinit systems use init 3 processing to 
start it after everything else is started. 

Aram W. Mirzadeh, MIS Manager, Qosina Corporation,
Apache httpd server team

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