F18 - systemd question

Reindl Harald h.reindl at thelounge.net
Wed Mar 6 09:49:28 UTC 2013

Am 06.03.2013 10:31, schrieb Ed Greshko:
> On 03/06/13 17:20, Reindl Harald wrote:
>> Am 06.03.2013 10:03, schrieb Ed Greshko:
>>> On 03/06/13 16:52, Gabriel VLASIU wrote:
>>>> On Wed, 6 Mar 2013, Ed Greshko wrote:
>>>>> So you feel the -u parameter (access time) isn't sufficient to keep from
>>>>> deleting directories in use?
>>>> If the service did not access the private tmp directory in X day, yes.
>>>> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=801943
>>> I see nothing in that bugzilla which states that a service has failed due to a directory in /var/tmp/systemd-private-* being deleted by the cron job while the file/directory was in use. 
>> and THAT it what happens!
>> if nothing is using the PrivateTmp which reflects /tmp
>> for the service all is fine and you would not need it
>> at all, if the service is using it you are f**ed
> Shouldn't the -umc flag of tmpwatch prevent directories in use from being deleted?

define in use

it is not in use all the time until the service creates
a temp-file and if this is a long time after service
start it fails - not more and not less

> If you know of a service which doesn't access its related /var/tmp/systemd-private-* in 30 days and then subsequently fails when deleted by the tmpwatch cron job then please bugzilla it.

tmpwatch is broken by design

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