[development] Tmp directory

mark burdett mfburdett at gmail.com
Thu Jul 10 16:44:01 UTC 2008

I'm guessing this issue is re: Drupal 5, but in Drupal 6 there is an
over-zealous temp file cleanup, it only allows them to stick around
for 24 minutes. http://drupal.org/node/276018


On Thu, Jul 10, 2008 at 9:30 AM, Morbus Iff <morbus at disobey.com> wrote:
>>> It is a development request to the extent that this may be a "bug by
>>> design"; what is supposed to happen to the tmp files? Are people who may
>>> not
>>> be system admin gurus supposed to know that these files accumulate, and
>>> what
>>> to do with them?
>> But the OP didn't raise a development topic; it was a topic of support.
>> There is a different list for that.
> I'm on the fence. Largely:
>  * if Drupal is leaving tmp files around, something has gone wrong
>   at a high enough level that we probably /can't/ "fix it" by
>   removing the temp files.
>  * most servers have a tmpwatch utility of some kind that automatically
>   purges left over files. This, of course, presumes that Drupal's temp
>   directory remains at the default /tmp. If it's moved elsewhere, then
>   Drupal becomes responsible for cleaning up the files (and we'd
>   probably want to implement some sort of post-cleanup in a cron).
> --
> Morbus Iff ( and think about the bad things that I didn't do )
> Technical: http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/au/779
> Enjoy: http://www.disobey.com/ and http://www.videounderbelly.com/
> aim: akaMorbus / skype: morbusiff / icq: 2927491 / jabber.org: morbus

More information about the development mailing list