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Blisk
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temp folder on SSD

Post by Blisk » 2018/04/06 08:14:43

Will that make any good if I put temp folder and also from some other programs which have temp folders, all to SSD?
Will that make all go faster than now?
Any thoughts about that.

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Re: temp folder on SSD

Post by pjsr2 » 2018/04/08 16:30:49

There is no general answer to this question as it depends on how much the programs you are typically using are writing and reading information to/from temporary files. Most programs write no data to temp files at all.

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Re: temp folder on SSD

Post by hunter86_bg » 2018/04/09 04:44:15

In latest versions of LVM , there is lvm cache which is quite smart and will protect your ssd from unneeded stress.
You can find plenty 'how-to'-s over the internet.

Also another option (if you have enough ram) is to make your /tmp -> ram based FS. There is a predefined systemd service for that.

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Re: temp folder on SSD

Post by Blisk » 2018/04/09 06:39:43

So generally using SSD for cache or temp files is not an good idea?

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Re: temp folder on SSD

Post by TrevorH » 2018/04/09 08:32:53

The default CentOS 7 setup out of the box uses tmpfs for /tmp - that's RAM and swap backed so would be even faster than SSD. The only reason to change it would be if you need more space than tmpfs provides.
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