Subject: Re: partitioning
To: Martijn van Buul <>
From: Geert Hendrickx <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 08/31/2005 19:57:23
On Wed, Aug 31, 2005 at 05:38:05PM +0000, Martijn van Buul wrote:
> > /tmp	If you've got the RAM, some people like to make this a mfs
> >         (memory filesystem) carved out of RAM.
> And even if it's not a machine with a lot of RAM, making it a ramdisk is
> still an interesting thing to do, as long as you make sure it's backed
> with swapspace. So increase the swapspace with the amount of diskspace
> you had in mind for /tmp. As long as we don't have tmpfs, a RAMdisk is a
> lot faster than a softdep filesystem, even if this means the ramdisk
> needs to be swapped out.

Just a question: how does this work on machines without swap?  

> Make sure to set TMPDIR to /tmp, instead of the default /usr/tmp

TMPDIR?  What's that?  What programs use it?