Subject: Re: Is gcc slow? Or is our gcc slow?
To: None <Chris_G_Demetriou@UX2.SP.CS.CMU.EDU>
From: UNIX hacker and security officer <greywolf@defender.VAS.viewlogic.com>
Date: 04/09/1996 09:27:15
# (Actually, that [using MFS instead of -pipe] won't really work, because,
# for some INCREDIBLY
# BONE-HEADED REASON, gcc puts its temporary files in /var/tmp...
# However, other things i've proposed, e.g. my /etc/mk.conf PR, would
# allow you to easily add -pipe to your system compiler flags, if you
# want it...)
I believe that reason is that /var on most sane systems% has more space
into which to shove those temporary files than does /tmp, even if /tmp
happens to be its own filesystem.
% Your definition of "sane" may vary; I usually allocate /tmp as MFS
myself, and /var is usually 24M or more for a typical machine, and
obviously much, much more if I'm setting up a central mailbox or a
news server. I realise that many people may not have this kind of
disk space just "sitting around", and disk isn't free, but, hey...
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