Recently I experienced a power outage while editing some files in vim.
After rebooting I had to manually take care of the .swp files created by vim
which left me wondering whether there might be system processes that could
leave files behind in the case of a power failure.
Is that the case?
Last edited by Aton (2013-05-10 06:24:17)
System processes usually create files in /tmp, /run etc. Since these are mounted as tmpfs (at least in arch), there shouldn't be anything left behind.
Unless you are facing any weird behaviour, you shouldn't be worried.
More important is file-system corruption, which is usually taken care by the automatic fsck at boot.
Okay, thank you for the soothing words ;-)