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Linux guides report /misc as for miscellaneous purposes or for architecture-independent data. The /misc directory is not created on all distribution (just checked on OpenSuSE and I miss it) so it is hard that software developers relate to it. In my personal opinion you can use it safely. Anyway, if some software tries to use it as a mount point, you will be notified.
If in doubt, you can always create your own custom directory under /, set the proper permissions and use that instead. Also you have to take in account the partition scheme of the system: the /misc or any other /custom directory under the root of the directory tree will fill the / partition (if any). And maybe the required space is not enough.
I haven't seen anything in the folder, and rather than clutter up / with another directory thought "what about this one ..."
I'm just wanting to make a location on my system which I can give access to the PC's which use the box via samba to place "user" files which are not really related to the Linux users. Documents are likely to be my wife's digital camera files and other files she wants to put there ... so its sort of a 'share' locations.
Theory is when you know all and nothing works. Practice is when all works and nobody knows why. In this case we have put together theory and practice: nothing works... and nobody knows why! (Albert Einstein)
and thanks for helping me also know the source of the quote which I've also modified for my own use :-)