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Date:      Wed, 6 Oct 1999 10:19:13 +1000
From:      Peter Jeremy <peter.jeremy@alcatel.com.au>
To:        Nate Williams <nate@mt.sri.com>
Cc:        current@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: make install trick
Message-ID:  <99Oct6.101556est.40351@border.alcanet.com.au>
In-Reply-To: <199910052302.RAA21667@mt.sri.com>
References:  <000101bf0f78$fbe58b40$021d85d1@youwant.to> <199910052142.PAA05137@harmony.village.org> <99Oct6.084624est.40345@border.alcanet.com.au> <199910052302.RAA21667@mt.sri.com>

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On 1999-Oct-06 09:02:12 +1000, Nate Williams wrote:
>> In any case, you should not be doing lots of writes to root, so the
>> lack of softupdates should not be a problem.
>
>So, are you suggesting make /tmp it's own disk, otherwise anytime you do
>development alot of writes are done to /.

I've pretty well always used a separate /tmp partition.  I've always
used MFS with FreeBSD.  This makes the root partition virtually
read-only (which has robustness and security advantages).

>And, if you do lots of development, then you'll have the same problem on
>/tmp as you did on / unless you waste a huge disk for /tmp. :(

Solutions:
1) Use -pipe
2) Don't use softupdates
3) Use a RAMdisk (eg MFS) instead of a physical disk (which makes the
   previous point irrelevant).

I don't recall seeing anyone mention problems like this (though they
might be on lists I don't read).

Peter
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