I like to speed up the compiling process by compiling in RAM. Almost all additional software that I use is installed from SlackBuilds.org. Scripts from there use
/tmp/SBo for compiling, as can be seen from the templates files.
So, I made sure that
/tmp/SBo exists and is empty. Then, I just added the following row in my
devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0 proc /proc proc defaults 0 0 tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0 SBo /tmp/SBo tmpfs nodev,nosuid,size=7G 0 0
Reboot. I have 8GB of RAM, so I set 7GB for the size.