Temporary files: RAM or disk?
Posted Jun 8, 2012 20:23 UTC (Fri) by jackb
In reply to: Temporary files: RAM or disk?
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Gentoo shoves all its compiles into /tmp.
As long as I've been using it compiling has always been done in /var/tmp, not /tmp.
Mounting /var/tmp/portage on tmpfs is not the default behavior but has become extremely common. For large packages like Chromium or LibreOffice there are ways to override the default PORTAGE_TMPDIR to point to a non-tmpfs directory.
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