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

Sheldon Hearn sheldonh at
Wed Jan 14 07:25:29 PST 2004

On (2004/01/14 10:21), Robert Watson wrote:

> While I'm not quite sure of the rhyme or reason, what's occuring is that
> CVS is creating a mirror directory layout of the subtree you're operating
> on in /tmp.  This means you'll actually likely run out of inodes before
> space, FWIW.  I usually set TMPDIR to point it at /usr/tmp to avoid this
> being a problem.

Yup, pretty much standard practice when setting up pserver in inetd is:

cvspserver stream tcp nowait root /usr/bin/cvs cvs -T /var/tmp ... pserver


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