Subject: Re: changed files: 'src/gnu/usr.bin/gcc2/cc gcc.c'
To: Chris G. Demetriou <>
From: J.T. Conklin <>
List: source-changes
Date: 03/02/1994 17:50:39
>> Gcc does the right thing if the user has the TMPDIR environment
>> variable set.  But if you undef P_tmpdir, it won't check in /var/tmp,
>> which on my machine has a lot less space than /tmp.

Chris> In a word: "*HUH*?"

Isn't it amazing how one word in a sentance can completely change its

Chris> the code in question:

Chris> OK, it obviously gets TMPDIR right.  then it tries /usr/tmp, then /tmp.

Chris> /var/tmp is the *wrong* place to put cc temp files, as it
Chris> *HAS* to be "permanent storage," meaning that all creates
Chris> hit the disk.

And creates to /tmp won't?

Chris> P_tmpdir makes it use /var/tmp.

Chris> If your /var/tmp has lots less space than /tmp, why do you mind
Chris> if temp files *don't* go in /var/tmp?  (if your /tmp is so
Chris> small, use an MFS!)

I ment that my /var/tmp has a lot more space than /tmp.  Ok, I'll
create a big MFS /tmp and shut up. :-).