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On Tue, May 19, 2009 at 15:52, Branko Badrljica <brankob@...> wrote:
> Alex Alexander wrote:
>> most packages build fine with a 768M tmpfs :)
>> if you plan on compiling big stuff like gcc you'll need to make it
>> larger or unmount it though.
> With ext4 useable, is it still practicall to fiddle with thmfs for
> building ?
> Ext4 can be configured so that it defers writing for significant amounts
> of time, which means that it should perform closer to tmpfs performance,
> without headaches, associated with it.
> Using aggressive settings might increase risk of data loss, but notebook
> is by its nature battery backed and so prone to most of the issues...
you would need a separate partition for /var/tmp/portage with special
settings to be safe... even then, if you can afford the ram, tmpfs is
probably a better solution.
disk io is one of the worst bottlenecks in today's systems...
no disk io > * =]
Alex Alexander || wired
Gentoo QT && KDE Herd Tester