[TUHS] Unix v6 problem with /tmp

Clem cole clemc at ccc.com
Thu Jul 28 10:49:27 AEST 2016

Yep.  We used it for both but discovered it tended to be better for our system as a /tmp because we tried really hard to keep the 11/70 from swapping in those days. 


Sent from my PDP-7 Running UNIX V0 expect things to be almost but not quite. 

> On Jul 27, 2016, at 5:10 PM, William Pechter <pechter at gmail.com> wrote:
> Clem Cole wrote:
>> That is exactly how its was done.   In fact, DEC made a Solid State Disk (out of RAM) just for UNIX that people used to use for /tmp.
> Are you referring to the slick little ML11-A  (I think it was an -A when I installed it at NY Telephone on
> West Street, next to the World Trade Center...
> I seem to remember it being used as an RS04 (or similar) fixed head disk replacement for swap -- but
> it could've been used for temp.
> Funny seeing a fault light on a Massbus controller'd box of mostly MK11 memory.
> IIRC it had write-lock as well.
> Neat idea and I wish someone would come up with a really large SSD with a writelock for archival storage
> of my stuff.  No head crashes and if I could disable the possibility of accidental writing...
> Bill
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