speed up port compiling using RAM (tmpfs) ???

Dag-Erling Smørgrav des at des.no
Fri Jan 20 02:46:41 PST 2006

Wesley Shields <wxs at csh.rit.edu> writes:
> I think he is trying to get at a scenario where WRKDIR is on a seperate
> disk from the one /usr/ports is on.

There is no performance advantage in doing that.  I can only see two
possible reasons for pointing WRKDIRPREFIX to another disk:

 - insufficient space on /usr (but then again, you could just move the
   ports tree to that other disk and mount it on /usr/ports)

 - /usr/ports on NFS (I do that myself to facilitate testing changes
   on different platforms)

Dag-Erling Smørgrav - des at des.no

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