Using a tmp resource

A tmp resource represents a directory where client /tmp files are maintained.

When this type of resource is allocated to a client, NIM creates a subdirectory for the client's exclusive use. This allocated subdirectory is subsequently initialized when you perform the dkls_init or dtls_init operation. After initialization, anytime the client performs a network boot, the client NFS mounts this subdirectory over /tmp to gain access to the /tmp directory that has been set up for its use. This subdirectory remains mounted over /tmp on the client as long as the client is running.

Note: Whenever this resource is deallocated, NIM removes the subdirectory that was created for the client's use. Therefore, back up any files you want to save in the client's subdirectory before you deallocate a resource of this type.