Re: reduce write access to hard disk
On Sun, Oct 23, 2005 at 06:12:07PM +0200, Jonathan Schmitt wrote:
> Dear all,
> I'm currently trying to build a low power/low noise computer and as a part of
> the concept, I would like to use a flash card as the main storage.
> I'm aware, that flash cards have only a limited amount of write cycles before
> the cells wear out and therefore I'm looking for ways to reduce the number of
> write cycles.
> First of all, it is obvious, that swap partitions have to be avoided and
> replaced by real ram, so currently I'm planing for 2 maybe even 4 GB of
> Now, I've once used noflushd on a notebook, which somewhat does, what I want,
> however, with every read cycle also writes are performed.
Are you aware of the "noatime" mount option, which you could put in
/etc/fstab? You could also use a non-journaled filesystem, such as
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