Excessive Growth in /var/cache/tomcat/temp directory

Solution Verified - Updated -

Issue

  • The size of the directory /var/cache/tomcat/temp keeps increasing:

     [root@satellite1 temp]# ls -larth
     total 24G
     drwxrwx---. 4 root   tomcat   30 Sep  4  2019 ..
     -rw-r--r--. 1 tomcat tomcat 466M Feb 12 22:54 
     candlepin_crl_761254843623123617260.pem
     -rw-r--r--. 1 tomcat tomcat 471M Feb 13 21:58 
     candlepin_crl_65710159711123596791.pem
     -rw-r--r--. 1 tomcat tomcat 475M Feb 14 21:40 
     candlepin_crl_58678909123487494528.pem
     -rw-r--r--. 1 tomcat tomcat 479M Feb 15 21:55 
     candlepin_crl_847353441234972308.pem
     -rw-r--r--. 1 tomcat tomcat 484M Feb 16 21:41 
     candlepin_crl_7182820512343589427.pem
    
  • Is it safe to delete the contents of this temp directory?

Environment

  • Red Hat Satellite 6.5

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