[gpfsug-discuss] /tmp/mmfs vanishes randomly?

Jonathan Buzzard jonathan.buzzard at strath.ac.uk
Mon Nov 8 09:54:18 GMT 2021

On 08/11/2021 09:20, Billich Heinrich Rainer (ID SD) wrote:

> Hello,
> We use /tmp/mmfs as dataStructureDump directory. Since a while I
> notice that this directory randomly vanishes. Mmhealth does not
> complain but just notes that it will no longer monitor the directory.
> Still I doubt that trace collection and similar will create the
> directory when needed?
> Do you know of any spectrum scale internal mechanism that could cause
> /tmp/mmfs to get deleted? It happens on ESS nodes, with a plain IBM
> installation, too. It happens just on one or two nodes at a time,
> it's no cluster-wide cleanup or similar. We run scale 5.0.5 and ESS
> and

I know several Linux distributions clear the contents of /tmp at boot 
time. Could that explain it?

I would say using /tmp like you are doing is not a sensible idea anyway 
and that you should be using something under /var.


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