[TUHS] Unix v6 problem with /tmp

William Pechter pechter at gmail.com
Thu Jul 28 06:31:29 AEST 2016

Mark Longridge wrote:
> Hi folks,
> My root partition for Unix v6 is almost full and /dev/rk0 only has 83 blocks.
> The trouble is I wanted to compile bc.y and I think it needs around
> 300 blocks of temporary space. I was wondering if there was a way to
> set up Unix v6 so that it could use one of the other drives for tmp
> space. I tried to set up a link using ln but it seems I can't link
> across filesystems.
> The exact error is "26: Intermediate file error".
> I managed to rearrange things so that /dev/rk0 had over 300 blocks of
> free space and it fixed the problem, but I'm curious if there was
> another solution.
> Mark
Ah the good old days before BSD's symlinks.
Only thing I can think of is add another drive or partition and mount it
as /tmp.


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