Scratch partition...

Geraldo Pereira de Souza geraldo at cic.unb.br
Fri Dec 7 15:30:02 EST 2001


Joel,

Ok...

> scratch is an old unix convention for a storage space which nobody owns
> (so using it doesn't affect anyone's quota) but which is more stable than
> /tmp (ie. it won't get flushed every day, or after reboots, or if it runs
> out of space)...

Ok, but in my case, must i create this partition in the linux instalation?

Thanks,

Geraldo Pereira de Souza (geraldo at cic.unb.br)
Laboratório de Sistemas Integrados e Concorrentes - LAICO
Universidade de Brasília - UNB

----- Original Message -----
From: "Joel Jaeggli" <joelja at darkwing.uoregon.edu>
To: "Geraldo Pereira de Souza" <geraldo at cic.unb.br>
Cc: <beowulf at beowulf.org>
Sent: Friday, December 07, 2001 6:11 PM
Subject: Re: Scratch partition...


> scratch is an old unix convention for a storage space which nobody owns
> (so using it doesn't affect anyone's quota) but which is more stable than
> /tmp (ie. it won't get flushed every day, or after reboots, or if it runs
> out of space)...
>
> joelja
>
> On Fri, 7 Dec 2001, Geraldo Pereira de Souza wrote:
>
> > People,
> >
> > In http://www.cacr.caltech.edu/research/beowulf/tutorial/beosoft/
> > Starling describe how to build a beowulf system using some PC´s.
> > I´m based in the tutorial to construct a beowulf system with 8 Pcs.
Starling describe in the tutorial the the configuration of the nodes to
export the filesytem.
> > In a point he say:
> >
> > "We decided to export scratch partition from all nodes and use autofs to
mount these from any node upon rquest. Our exports file looks like:
> > /scratch n???.cacr.caltech.edu(rw,no_root_squash)"
> >
> > I´m new with administration of linux, but my question is: What is
scratch partition?
> > Must i create the directory /scratch ?
> >
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> >
> > Geraldo Pereira de Souza (geraldo at cic.unb.br)
> > Laboratório de Sistemas Integrados e Concorrentes - LAICO
> > Universidade de Brasília - UNB
> >
>
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