CVS filling /tmp (was Re: FreeBSD CVS Question (answered!))

Stijn Hoop stijn at
Wed Jan 14 03:13:45 PST 2004

On Wed, Jan 14, 2004 at 12:09:32PM +0100, Harti Brandt wrote:
> On Wed, 14 Jan 2004, Stijn Hoop wrote:
> SH>On Wed, Jan 14, 2004 at 11:44:46AM +0100, Alexander Leidinger wrote:
> SH>> On Wed, 14 Jan 2004 07:55:41 +0100
> SH>> Stijn Hoop <stijn at> wrote:
> SH>>
> SH>> [cvs over rsh/ssh]
> SH>> > I have seen this too, and sometimes this has prevented me from checking
> SH>> > out RELENG_4 or some such from a machine with a swap backed /tmp. Is
> SH>> > there *any* workaround other than using cvsup? Is there a logical
> SH>> > explanation for this or is it just an unfixed bug in CVS?
> SH>>
> SH>> Use NFS to mount the repository on the machine you want to checkout on.
> SH>
> SH>Yes, that was what I did eventually. I was hoping that I was just missing
> SH>something, but obviously I'm not. Thanks for the pointer though.
> I missed the start of this thread, but re-directing the remote CVS temp
> directory would probably help:
> CVS_SERVER="cvs -T /var/tmp" cvs ....
> This helps also with remote read-only repository because cvs does not push
> the -R flag to the remote CVS:
> CVS_SERVER="cvs -R" cvs ...

Hey, great! That was another annoyance that I didn't figure out. Thanks!


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