Subject: Re: /var/tmp vs gcc
To: None <>
From: maximum entropy <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/04/1997 13:20:33
>From: Ronald Khoo <>
>This seems to imply to me that our gcc should put temp files in /tmp
>rather than /var/tmp by default, if only to be consistent with
>our hier(7).

Additionally, if /tmp is an MFS filesystem it can significantly boost
performance while compiling.  GCC will respect a TMP environment
variable (and I currently use one to get GCC and other programs to use
/tmp) but I agree that it should be the default.

entropy -- it's not just a good idea, it's the second law.