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Re: speaking of /tmp....

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: speaking of /tmp....
Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2001 00:04:55 -0400 (EDT)

Dennis Jones writes:
> In my /tmp directory (Linux), there is a /cvs-serv4584 directory with
> various other directories that appear to at least partly duplicate portions
> of one of the subdirectories in my repository.  The files in there now are
> about 5 days old, and take up about 11Mb.  How are these directories/files
> used by CVS?  Shouldn't they have been deleted by CVS a long time ago?  How
> can I know if it is safe to delete them?

In client/server CVS, the server creates a mirror of the (relevant parts
of the) client's working directory -- that's what you're looking at.  In
particular, the CVS server with a pid of 4584 is who created that
directory and it should have deleted it when it was finished.  If that
server process is no longer running, then it's safe to delete the
directory; the server either crashed or encountered a serious error and
didn't delete it's working directory in order to aid in troubleshooting
the problem.  If that server process is still running, then that's a
problem in and of itself.

-Larry Jones

Something COULD happen today.  And if anything DOES,
by golly, I'm going to be ready for it! -- Calvin

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