IBM provides an API called tmpnam() (external name is _C_IFS_tmpnam)
That will generate an IFS file with a unique temporary ("random") name.
The idea is to allow multiple processes to create IFS files in the
same /tmp directory without their names conflicting. The API ensures
that the names are unique.
Although yours may all start with 'QACX', I don't think that is
guaranteed. I think the names can be different than that if you
generate enough files.
So I suspect there's an application on your system that is doing
something like (this is RPG code, but it could be any language, of course):
tempfile = %str(tmpnam(*omit)) + '_wbsm';
x = open(tempfile: ...etc...)
I guess what i'm driving at here is that searching on the filename is
probably going to be fruitless since these are temporary names generated
by an API that generates random filenames.
But, likely, some process during your startup is creating them and using
them for something. The "wbsm" is likely the best clue you have. Maybe
look at the characters "wbsm" and see if maybe you have something
starting that these characters would make sense for.
On 2/24/2014 8:26 AM, Mike Cunningham wrote:
Sorry - forgot about images in emails on this list
Files are like QACX47QVVT_wbsm
All start with "QACX" and end in _wbsm with random characters between
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Mike Cunningham
Sent: Monday, February 24, 2014 9:03 AM
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Subject: IFS files
Anyone know what these files in IFS tmp folder are from?
We have 13 of them all dated today at system startup time