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rdsk* files

 
shabir Ahamed
Occasional Contributor

rdsk* files

hi,
/user/tmp get filed with following files
crw------- 1 root root 203 0x000000 Nov 24 11:39 rdskAAAa02793
crw------- 1 root root 203 0x000000 Nov 24 11:39 rdskAAAa02941
crw------- 1 root root 203 0x000000 Nov 24 16:07 rdskAAAa03260
crw------- 1 root root 203 0x000000 Nov 24 15:55 rdskAAAa03265
crw------- 1 root root 203 0x000000 Nov 24 11:40 rdskAAAa03343
crw------- 1 root root 203 0x000000 Nov 24 13:12 rdskAAAa03470

what are these files,it is safe to remove them ?

Thanks
(Shabir)
2 REPLIES
James R. Ferguson
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: rdsk* files

Hi:

Yes, you can remove these files. They are temporary ones both by nature of their location ('/usr/tmp' which is a symlink to '/var/tmp') and by virtue of the name.

They should not be taking any real space, though.

Regards!

...JRF...
Matti_Kurkela
Honored Contributor

Re: rdsk* files

What's your HP-UX version and patch/Quality Pack level?

I think I've seen this before... yes, please see this thread:

http://forums.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=1151572

To summarize: in that thread, this was caused by an old version of OnlineDiags (= STM diagnostics). The files are safe to remove.

Download and install the latest version of OnlineDiags for your version of HP-UX:

https://h20392.www2.hp.com/portal/swdepot/try.do?productNumber=B6191AAE

After updating OnlineDiags and removing those files from /usr/tmp, they should not appear again.

MK
MK