[CVM-1462] Automatically clean out data/txn files after failures Created: 19/Dec/17  Updated: 10/Dec/19

Status: Open
Project: CernVM
Component/s: CVMFS
Affects Version/s: None
Fix Version/s: CernVM-FS 2.8

Type: Improvement Priority: High
Reporter: Dave Dykstra Assignee: Dave Dykstra
Resolution: Unresolved Votes: 0
Labels: None
Remaining Estimate: Not Specified
Time Spent: Not Specified
Original Estimate: Not Specified



For a long time the StratumOnes twiki has recommended that stratum 1s clean out old files from the /srv/cvmfs/<repo>/data/txn directories, but I just learned that release manager machines can suffer the same problems of old files accumulating there after failed publish operations. I think cvmfs_swissknife or cvmfs_server could do a better job of cleaning those out after any type of failure, on both stratum 1s and release managers. There used to be a concern of one operation interfering with another, but now we have locks and if the cleanup is done before the lock is released there should be no danger of that.

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