Subject: Re: Is gcc slow? Or is our gcc slow?
To: None <mouse@Collatz.McRCIM.McGill.EDU>
From: Mike Long <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/10/1996 12:15:31
>Date: Wed, 10 Apr 1996 07:35:36 -0400
>From: der Mouse <mouse@Collatz.McRCIM.McGill.EDU>

>But dumping those files into /var/tmp - indeed, even having /var/tmp on
>/var at all - has one major lose: it means that any person, or runaway
>program, can run you flat out of space on /var.  This then means that
>lots of things start breaking, and most of them can't log anything
>since their logfiles are normally on /var.

/var uses minfree, just like every other partition.  User processes
can't fill up the last minfree% of the partition, so all of the
daemons (specifically, syslog) that use /var and run as root should
still work.
Mike Long <>     <URL:>
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