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Re: apt vs. SSD computers


On Thu, Dec 06, 2012 at 12:08:02AM +0800, jidanni@jidanni.org wrote:
> Hmmm, DPkg::Options "--force-unsafe-io";
> does seem to help a little. But under closer inspection
> the big slow down happens during
> Get:10 http://...
> Get:11 http://...
> Get:12 http://...
> sometimes one can't even use the ed(1) editor in another window as the
> computer has become so slow for a minute or two.
> Wish nice(1) would help in such cases but it most definitely does not
> help at all.
> No, the computer does not slow one bit when downloading big .debs, so
> that isn't the problem.
> strace(1) makes too much output...

SSD with Linux need partition align to SSD structure, TRIM, and using the right
scheduler that do not assume physical cylindric disk.

Simon Paillard

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