/var/cache/chef/checksums is full of files


#1

After running chef-client for a while my /var/cache/chef/checksums has
more than 200 K of files and chef-client fails

Can I remove these files?


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#2

Ohai!

On Tue, Dec 7, 2010 at 8:44 AM, le.huy@ingdirect.es wrote:

After running chef-client for a while my /var/cache/chef/checksums has more
than 200 K of files and chef-client fails

Can I remove these files?

Yes, it’s completely safe, they’re just there as an optimization, the
next chef run may need to re-checksum some files, but this isn’t
really a big deal.

Chef 0.9.12 will clean these up automatically. As I mentioned in the
release announcement, the first time you run Chef after upgrading,
Chef can use a lot of CPU cleaning these out if you have that many, so
it’s a good idea to remove them manually if you’re concerned about the
impact on your production apps.

Also, be careful cleaning the checksums on Chef server: your cookbook
files are stored in a different directory also named “checksums” and
you don’t want to delete those.

HTH,
Dan DeLeo


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