cvs commit: src/sys/conf

John-Mark Gurney gurney_j at
Wed Sep 14 10:16:16 PDT 2005

Robert Watson wrote this message on Wed, Sep 14, 2005 at 10:17 +0100:
> In both of these cases, having an isolated /var meant that /tmp didn't 
> fill, so new /tmp files could still be created.  Today that would be the 
> difference between being able to SSH into the machine or not, because SSH 
> requires inodes and directories to be allocated by default when you log 
> in.

Personally, this is why /tmp should be mfs:
tmpmfs="YES"            # Set to YES to always create an mfs /tmp, NO to never
tmpsize="500m"          # Size of mfs /tmp if created

I've run with mfs /tmp for a very long time..  I'm surprised we don't
enable this by default...  even MacOSX does it (though /tmp isn't normally
available to the user through Finder)...

  John-Mark Gurney				Voice: +1 415 225 5579

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