What is /var/lib/puppet/state good for?
What is the directory /var/lib/puppet/state good for? (on the puppet client side)
And why does state.yaml get soooo big sometimes (especially if you have several managed directories with recurse true) that the whole deploy process is getting very slow? What can one do to prevent that state.yaml gets so big? One can remove the files in that directory manually, but shouldn't that done by Puppet automatically?