Subject: Re: Is gcc slow? Or is our gcc slow?
To: der Mouse <>
From: Phil Knaack <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/11/1996 09:26:29
der Mouse writes:

>(Note: I don't know whether netscape does in fact cache stuff as I
>described; I know _something_ that users use on the machines I help run
>at work does something of the sort.)

Yep. It is of course configurable by the user, and the default is
to put it in the home directory.

Project Vincent has netscape in the "www" locker for the University
students to use; I think (tho I haven't touched it in a while) that
the setup script that Vincent people set up asks you if you want to
put the netscape cache in /tmp (to save your hopeless quota) or your 
home directory.

What you described happens all too often on public PV machines (OSF1
and IRIX boxes) .. log on and find you can't do anything because the
/ file system is full .. (as an aside, PV's use of their goofy session
manager means if the user's session PID file in /tmp gets nuked, (or
can't be created, it becomes more difficult to log out of X, and most
people end up either rebooting the machine (with the power switch) or
walking away.)

However this is drifting way off topic.

Phillip F Knaack     
Database Programmer, NCREMP    Student Development Group
ISU Extension                  Project Vincent, Iowa State University