[lfs-support] xz: No such file or directory
bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Wed Jan 2 12:06:41 PST 2013
Ken Moffat wrote:
> Solid-state storage has a finite number of read/write cycles. If
> the filesystem is designed for solid-state storage it will work
> around this. A regular filesystem such as ext4 or xfs will cause a
> lot of extra writes.
Not so much if you mount with options 'noatime,discard,data=writeback'
> So, for a simple system, such as a firewall, I think you can expect
> reasonable life - provided you do not log to the "disk", and do not
> compile on it. If I was trying this I would develop on a real disk,
> then copy that system to a card once it appeared to work.
Yes, that's what I did, but note also that I do have an Intel SSD with
SATA communication, not a cheap usb based plug-in. In other words, the
drive is designed for permanent use.
> But _building_ a system from source is different - an enormous
> number of files are extracted from tarballs, compiled to object
> files, then linked to new executables and libraries. This is what
> uses up the erase cycles of the solid-state storage.
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