Mounting /tmp at TMP or TEMP as a last resort

Dave Korn dave.korn.cygwin@gmail.com
Thu Sep 9 21:21:00 GMT 2010


On 09/09/2010 21:53, Earl Chew wrote:
> On 09/09/2010 1:03 PM, Dave Korn wrote:
>>> but I think we
>>> should keep the parsing of /etc/fstab as lean as possible; 
>>   I don't understand why.  How many times per second does /etc/fstab get parsed?
> 
> I interpreted cgf's comment as not wishing to add to the amount of coupling
> with /etc/fstab.
> 
> /etc/fstab is already parsed for /usr/bin and /usr/lib, so in my mind
> the additional query for /tmp doesn't seem to add significantly.

  Right, in case I wasn't clear, my question was really shorthand for "it
can't just be a matter of cycle count, so what is the exact problem?"

    cheers,
      DaveK



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