Garance A Drosihn
drosih at rpi.edu
Fri May 2 23:41:55 PDT 2003
At 12:41 AM -0500 5/2/03, nick nelson wrote:
>On Fri May 02, 2003, Dan Nelson propagated the following:
> > > I appeared to have mitakenly made my /tmp partition on
> > > this machine way too small (missed a 0 completely.).
> > What I end up doing is removing /tmp and symlinking it
> > to /usr/tmp.
>This sounds like a good idea, however it's not as [simple as]
>just deleting it is it? Since it's a partition, it'll give
>me a 'device busy' error if i try to delete it (as expected.)
I assume you can afford to reboot the machine.
- Edit /etc/fstab to comment out the entry for /tmp
You will now have a /tmp directory, and you will not have a
partition mounted over that directory. Move the /tmp directory
to /tmp-s (and maybe change the /etc/fstab entry to mount the
small partition over /tmp-s, just to have it somewhere), and
then create /tmp as a symlink into somewhere else.
Another tactic which might help is to set the environment
variable named 'TMPDIR' to some other location. However,
doing it via the environment variable will be a lot more
error-prone (because you have to keep setting that variable
for every process which might chew up a lot of space in /tmp,
and there are plenty of things which ignore that setting even
if you do remember to set it...).
Garance Alistair Drosehn = gad at gilead.netel.rpi.edu
Senior Systems Programmer or gad at freebsd.org
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute or drosih at rpi.edu
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