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Paul Hartman wrote:
> On Mon, May 18, 2009 at 3:18 PM, Richard Freeman <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> I'll just echo what Duncan said about nice / ionice. However, you might
>> find the impact of ionice -c 3 on compilation is reduced if you use a tmpfs
>> for /var/tmp/portage. Note that depending on what you're building you might
>> need a fairly large tmpfs, and it could trigger swapping.
> I agree, I use /dev/shm (4gigs) for my portage tmpdir and it has had a
> bigger noticeable speed impact than ccache or niceness, and the
> silence of zero disk activity (other than reading the distfiles in the
> unpack stage and installing the compiled files) is nice, too.
I would do this, however, my problem is (or was) RAM. Until yesterday I
had only 1GB RAM in this laptop. Now I have doubled it which is the max
it will support (it's 4 years old). I don't think 2GB is worth trying a
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