While running, the CVS server creates temporary directories. They are named
where pid is the process identification number of
They are located in the directory specified by
the ‘-T’ global option (see Global options),
TMPDIR environment variable (see Environment variables),
or, failing that, /tmp.
In most cases the server will remove the temporary directory when it is done, whether it finishes normally or abnormally. However, there are a few cases in which the server does not or cannot remove the temporary directory, for example:
In cases such as this, you will need to manually remove the cvs-servpid directories. As long as there is no server running with process identification number pid, it is safe to do so.