[lfs-support] xz: No such file or directory

Bruce Dubbs 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.

Very true.

   -- Bruce

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