RW wrote:

> On Saturday 22 April 2006 10:31, Oliver Iberien wrote:
> > I followed the automatic suggestions for slices at install time and now
> > have a /tmp folder of 500M. This fills up at odd times and I was hoping to
> > install a second drive and mount a section of it as /tmp.
> >
> > So far I managed to get a second drive partitioned. I replaced the slice
> > in /etc/fstab for /tmp with one of the new partitions (in this case,
> > ad1s1c). KDE would not start because it did not have the permissions for
> > /tmp any more, so I put the following entries in /etc/devfs.conf:
> >
> > own    /dev/ad1s1c     root:wheel
> > perm   /dev/ad1s1c     0777
> > own    /tmp            root:wheel
> > perm   /tmp            0777
> >
> > That didn't work. I initially tried with 0666 but that failed as well. The
> > 0777 did not seem like a good long-term solution anyway.
> >
> 
> 01777
> 
> 
> But before you do that try setting
> 
>     clear_tmp_enable="YES"  in /etc/rc.conf
> 
> and
> 
>    daily_clean_tmps_enable="YES" in /etc/periodic.conf  
> 
> My /tmp typically has < 1MB  in it. 
> 
> There are a few programs that need huge amounts of tmp space, but IMHO it's 
> better to configure them to use somewhere else, rather than assign a large 
> amount of space to /tmp

Correct me if I am wrong, but wouldn't the `daily_clean_tmps_enable="YES"
in /etc/periodic.conf' statement cause a problem for a running program
that had created files in the /tmp directory and therefore obviously
expected to find them there?

-- 
Gerard Seibert
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Sevareid's Law: The chief cause of problems is solutions.

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