DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2004-11
Re: Symlinking /home and /tmp with bsdinstaller to save space
On Tue, Nov 23, 2004 at 02:37:29PM +0000, Jonathon McKitrick wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 23, 2004 at 02:48:18PM +0100, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> : On Tue, Nov 23, 2004 at 01:18:56PM +0000, Jonathon McKitrick wrote:
> : >
> : > I'm going to reinstall DFly from scratch onto my 4Gig laptop. I'd rather
> : > not have separate partitions for /home and /var or any others that are
> : > absolutely necessary.
> : I *strongly* advice against having /tmp and /var on either / or /usr.
> Even for a standalone workstation?
> On my 4Gig HD, I just keep thinking there has to be a way to optimize the
> amount of space that is sitting there unused in /tmp and /var.
Well, like I said. Use a mfs for /tmp, e.g. in /etc/fstab:
swap /tmp mfs rw,-s512000 0 0
to create a 256 MB /tmp, swap backed.
I usually have 256 MB laying around for /var, which includes /var/tmp and
that one can sometimes grow. So you lose 256 MB :)