[ccache] Disk Space Requirements

Naqib Khan naqibn at nortel.com
Wed Jul 19 20:02:13 GMT 2006

Thanks Jim & TNoell, those were helpful responses.

My followup question would be regarding setting the CCACHE_HARDLINK
environment variable.  Is anyone using this successfully - as that would
imply that disk space usage is being minimized.  I ask since the MAN
page says that set using hard links can:  "confuse programs like 'make'
that rely on modification times".

-----Original Message-----
From: Jim C. Nasby [mailto:decibel at decibel.org] 
Sent: Wednesday, July 19, 2006 9:34 AM
To: Khan, Naqib (RICH2:2V90)
Cc: ccache at lists.samba.org
Subject: Re: [ccache] Disk Space Requirements

man ccache and look at the -M option.

On Wed, Jul 19, 2006 at 12:31:54AM -0500, Naqib Khan wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> I have used ccache successfully in a test environment.  Just 
> confirming
> here:  with ccache, I would now have two sets of object files - one in
> my CCACHE_DIR & the other in the original location (where they
> get created - per the build process).  Right now, my testing is
> to one user/ID.
> If that's the case, is it safe to assume that - when implementing 
> ccache
> - I will need twice the amount of disk space for my object files (in
> CCACHE_DIR & the other in the original location).  Any
> on how to keep the disk space to a minimum.
> Thanks,
> Naqib
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