2.2. Preventing Missing Sessions (Oracle Linux)

By default, the /etc/cron.daily/tmpwatch file may delete directories and files required for existing user sessions to continue to work. This issue can result in the Waiting for Session (26) icon.

To fix this issue, you can either disable the tmpwatch file or update the tmpwatch file to prevent the required session directories and files from being deleted. If you disable the the tmpwatch file, be aware that you may need another way to purge the contents in the /tmp directory.

Both solutions require you to become superuser on the Sun Ray server.

Disabling tmpwatch File

# chmod a-x /etc/cron.daily/tmpwatch 

Updating tmpwatch File

Edit the /etc/cron.daily/tmpwatch file. Add the s flag to the flags variable and add three new options for the tmpwatch command (both changes are highlighted in bold):

#! /bin/sh
flags=-umcs      # Added s for SUNWut
/usr/sbin/tmpwatch "$flags" -x /tmp/.X11-unix -x /tmp/.XIM-unix \
   -x /tmp/.font-unix -x /tmp/.ICE-unix -x /tmp/.Test-unix \
   -x /tmp/SUNWut -X '/tmp/orbit-*' -X '/tmp/pulse-*' \   # Added options for SUNWut
   -X '/tmp/hsperfdata_*' 10d /tmp
/usr/sbin/tmpwatch "$flags" 30d /var/tmp
for d in /var/{cache/man,catman}/{cat?,X11R6/cat?,local/cat?}; do
   if [ -d "$d" ]; then
       /usr/sbin/tmpwatch "$flags" -f 30d "$d"