Scratch partition...

Joel Jaeggli joelja at darkwing.uoregon.edu
Fri Dec 7 15:59:20 EST 2001


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

nope...
 
> 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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The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in 
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selfappointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of
tyranny. - James Madison, Federalist Papers 47 -  Feb 1, 1788


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