On Mon, Aug 09, 2004 at 10:32:50AM +0200, roland Mathieu wrote: > > Hello, > > I want to install FreeBSD with a small root partition. It's > possible to use a different partition for /tmp, but /tmp can also be a > symbolic link pointing, for example, /var/tmp. Is it a good idea ? If not > what sort of problem will I encounter ?
There's nothing wrong with a symlink. I have /tmp -> /var/tmp on all my servers and never noticed the difference to a dedicated /tmp partition. Theoretically, you'd experience a small performance hit, but only if you open(2) many /tmp files very very often. Even with a make buildworld, or a portupgrade -aRrkf, I didn't notice any difference in speed. Of course, YMMV. -cpghost. -- Cordula's Web. http://www.cordula.ws/ _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"