Usage of /tmp on Solaris buildfarm

Joerg Schilling Joerg.Schilling at
Fri Jun 21 12:34:52 CEST 2019

Dagobert Michelsen via buildfarm <buildfarm at> wrote:

> 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.

These files do not occupy RAM but rather virtual memory.

So they do not really affect the system performance.


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