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Re: [OCLUG-Tech] optimal choice for filesystem type for SSD drive doing big builds?

  • Subject: Re: [OCLUG-Tech] optimal choice for filesystem type for SSD drive doing big builds?
  • From: Richard Guy Briggs <rgb [ at ] tricolour [ dot ] ca>
  • Date: Mon, 11 Jan 2016 12:35:12 -0500
On 16/01/11, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
>   i just added (as a second HD in my laptop) a 480G SSD hard drive, on
> which i want to do fairly sizable builds (kernel, yocto project,
> etc.). given that it's a fairly sizable drive, it should take that
> much longer before i wear it out.
>   normally, if i was interested in longevity, i'd put the *source* for
> all my builds on the SSD, and leave the generation of build artifacts
> on the regular drive. but at this point, i don't really care. given
> the time i'll be saving, i'm more than happy to put it all on the SSD
> and wear the heck out of it, then replace it when it wears out and
> keep on going.
>   under these circumstances, is there an optimal choice for filesystem
> type given what i'll be doing on that drive? i'm running fedora 23 so
> ext4 is the simple and obvious choice, but does anyone have experience
> with a different filesystem that would be preferable? possibly btrfs?

I had btrfs running on f18 and ended up re-installing with ext4 due to a known
interaction with firefox and btrfs that may have killed the spinning rust in my
work Thinkpad.  I'm now running f23 on an SSD as the primary system drive and
now using the warranty replacement spinning rust for personal data, all running

As far as I know, BTRFS still hasn't made it from Fedora to RHEL because it
hasn't shown itself to be quite stable enough yet.

>   thoughts?
> rday
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