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Re: /tmp issue with CVS

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: /tmp issue with CVS
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2001 22:15:59 -0400 (EDT)

Kumar, Subramaniam writes:
> The server process in our case runs on the Unix server. I thought there is
> only one server process serving the WinCVS client requests(corrrect me if I
> am wrong). Hence the server process will always be up and running.

No, inetd starts a separate server process for each client.  When the
client is finished, it should close the connection which causes the
server to cleanup and exit.

> Even if a client crashes( I don't think this is happening here) after the
> timeout period , shouldn't CVS server clean up. That is not happening
> either. 

Yes, but it can take quite a while for the server to time out.  If the
system is rebooted in the meantime, or if someone kills the server
process with prejudice (i.e., kill -9), the server won't have a chance
to clean up.

> Yesterday when we noticed the problem , we saw few months old directories
> sitiing /tmp on the Unix server. 

Has your system not been rebooted in months?  If so, good for you!  If
not, your system administrator probably should arrange for the /tmp
directory to get cleaned out on reboot.  If all else fails, you might
want to have a cron job run periodically to cleanup old cvs server
directories, but that's really treating the symptom instead of the

-Larry Jones

I just can't identify with that kind of work ethic. -- Calvin

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