[conspire] DVI to VGA (was Re: CABAL this Saturday)
tony at of.net
Thu Jul 29 11:36:33 PDT 2010
> And as to /tmp, /var/tmp (be those tmpfs or not), and /var/lock, NO.
> On _flash_, Tony? That makes no sense. ...
Uh, the point of tmpfs is to *not* write to physical disk.
My intended point was to minimize unnecessary writing of flash and
powering up of platters.
> ... Horrors. 'Minimize logging'?
> Are you not clear on this being my _server_? No, it makes no sense to
> minimise logging on a general-purpose Web / shell / ssh / rsync / SMTP /
> ftp / mailing list server.
Heh. Yeah, I guess no spin-down is practical.
> Basically, I'd find some way to use flash _if_ it came with the system
> unit, but it's a hassle to deploy if limiting it only to parts of the
> filesystem without frequent writes (which of course includes atime).
Right. It's only intended value is to prevent powering up of platters
drivers and thus minimize power use.
> A key aim of home server design is minimal hassle. Like, for example,
> md-driver RAID1 mirroring, which is a thing of beauty and power for busy
> sysadmins wanting home servers that are functional, reliable, low-cost,
> and hassle-free. I'd have to md-mirror a _pair_ of flash devices to get
> that same degree of win. _And_ have an md-mirror of HDs.
> Overengineering. Feh.
Your point is well taken. I withdraw my suggestion.
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