[lfs-support] What Is "The" LFS Partition?

Baho Utot baho-utot at columbus.rr.com
Tue Nov 6 09:39:38 PST 2012

On 11/06/2012 12:29 PM, Henrik /KaarPoSoft wrote:
> On 11/05/12 17:12, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
>> For an SSD drive, I suggest getting gptdisk (fdisk syntax) or gparted
>> (challenging syntax) and partitioning the drive as a gpt drive.
> I have been building on an old 32bit box with rotating disks.
> I am considering buying a new 64bit box with SSD.
> So I would like to know why you suggest GPT for SSD?
> I know - in general - differences between legacy MBR and GPR, but what
> specifics may be related to SSD vs rotating?
>> For an ssd drive, you will want to disable atime *after* completing LFS.
> Why after?
> How about relatime?
> --- oOo ---
> If I ever get a new 64bit box with SSD, I was thinking about:
> Using an insane amount of swap space and creating a tmpfs and building
> there...
> But maybe Linux' disk buffering is good enough to just build off an SSD
> directory, hoping for Linux to keep most of it in memory?
> Any insights on this approach?
> /Henrik
I have two SSD and my advice is not to build on the SSD.
Since I have 8G of ram I mount /mnt/lfs as tmpfs copy all the needed 
things and build it there. After which I move the completed system to a 
hard drive. Thank goodness for battery backup ;)

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