Hi folks. I recently got my first SSD payed by my university and, even though modern SSDs seem to have smart wear leveling algorithms and more and more parts of kernel/userspace support TRIM, I was thinking about what one can do to improve its lifetime. The most obvious things I found were: - /tmp as tmpfs - optionally /var/tmp as tmpfs - moving my browser's Cache to some tmpfs (either it's own) or simply to /tmp Perhaps there are more good ideas others here might have (and add), but I'm writing because I thought how we could best bring such changes to the end-users? - Just providing some document with tips and howtos? This has at least the disadvantage that many people probably never read it, and that we cannot "fix" things which are no longer necessary (e.g. if /tmp is on tmpfs, we do not have to clean it any longer.. ok bad example, as we should keep this one probably as it happens anyway on startup, not on shutdown IIRC). - Providing a separate package, which does the necessary stuff e.g. modifying /etc/fstab or adding own initscripts that check whether an SSD is used, and if so mount /tmp on tmpfs? And if the users wished to do so, also /var/tmp? Such a package could still provide a README, dealing with things the package cannot do automatically (e.g. the iceweasel cache directory) - Integrate such functionality in existing packages? Cheers, Chris.
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