comments on KDE performance tips

Gerhard den Hollander gerhard at
Wed Jan 15 20:39:07 GMT 2003

* Thiago Macieira <thiagom at> (Wed, Jan 15, 2003 at 06:00:41PM +0100)

> That's just to prove my point that /tmp is the wrong location, at least on 
> Linux and probably on other systems where /tmp is a virtual filesystem or is 
> usually cleaned up during boot up (I've seen Solaris do that).

Solaris and IRIX (and AIX IIRC, but it's been years since I've worked with
that) all mounted /tmp on tmpfs by default.

[actually that's not true, IRIX has /tmp by default on /dev/root,
 but /tmp gets cleaned on reboot]

I do like linux way of not cleaning /tmp on reboot, as I have the tendecy
to have my programs runnign and lg to /tmp/xxxxxxx

In case of a program that crashes the system it'
s nice to be able to see after the reboot what happened
(provided you got lucky enough to have enough stuff flushed to disk before
the machine crashed but ...]

> So, answering Waldo's question, IMHO, all caches and similar files should be 
> in /var/tmp. And maybe there should be a symlink for that inside $KDEHOME, 
> like the current $KDEHOME/tmp-$HOSTNAME (that points to /tmp).
> - -- 
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