Subject: Re: Tips for prolonging solid state drives?
To: Chris Wareham <email@example.com>
From: matthew sporleder <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/17/2007 18:30:30
On 12/17/07, Chris Wareham <email@example.com> wrote:
> matthew sporleder said on 17/12/07 15:32:
> > I'm using mfs for /var/log and don't have too many problems with it.
> > I had to trick some stuff into touching files before apps would work,
> > but it wasn't that bad.
> > http://www.mspo.com/netbsdreadmostly.html
> > Also follow the notes I make in there about:
> > http://mail-index.netbsd.org/tech-embed/2007/06/12/0000.html <--
> > read-only stuff.
> > Right now I'm working on cleaning up /var/spool and will update my
> > article when I do.
> Hi Matthew,
> Thanks for the links. I now have /tmp, /var/run and /var/log mounted as
> mfs filesystems as per your notes. At boot up, syslogd complains about
> not being able to write to /var/log despite a critical_filesystems_local
> entry in /etc/rc.conf, but everything seems OK. I plan on digging
> through /etc/defaults to see if syslogd starting up can be delayed until
> all filesystems have been mounted.
> With /home mounted on an SD card in the external slot, the internal
> drive in the Eee should be pretty much untouched during normal
> operation, so it's time to install a few packages!
I have critical_filesystems_local="/var/run /var/log" as the first
thing in my rc.conf after rc_configured=YES, so I wonder if that's the