Usage of /tmp on Solaris buildfarm

Dagobert Michelsen dam at
Thu Jun 20 22:03:51 CEST 2019

Hi Chuck,

we noticed that you store a lot of stuff in /tmp. This is discouraged in Solaris as /tmp
is a memory filesystem - files there directly occupy RAM which is then missing from
file system cache making the whole system unusable slow. Please do not store stuff there,
if you need more space I can increase your quota. Your regular home is on ZFS with lazy write
enabled, so writing to /tmp should also not be faster than writing to your home directory.

Best regards

  — Dago

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