metapsych at earthlink.net
Wed Mar 9 17:55:50 PST 2016
The link you provided says that the current Ubuntu and Mint handle trim
by a cron job setting, so it seems that I have nothing more to do,
except possibly adjust swappiness, although it seems that I am not
making much, if any use of swap with sufficient onboard RAM.
On 03/09/2016 08:41 PM, bmarsh--- via Linux-users wrote:
> On Mar 9, 2016, at 7:49 PM, Leon Goldstein via Linux-users
> <linux-users at linux-sxs.org <mailto:linux-users at linux-sxs.org>> wrote:
>> Bruce: thanks. The link you provided is the most lucid discussion
>> I've read on the subject.
> <Blush>. I've been running 2 SSD's now for about a year and I
> haven't done ant tuning. Guess it is time for me to do that.
>> I just installed Linux Mint 17.3 "Mate" 32-bit on an old Toshiba
>> notebook I got from a friend. He had "upgraded" to Win 10 and
>> performance was glacially slow. Onboard RAM is 2 GB.
>> I installed a PNY 120 GB SSD and loaded Mint 17.3 from a thumb
>> drive. "Mate" is a relatively light weight desktop and leaves plenty
>> of free memory, so swap is minimal or even eliminated. Performance
>> with the puny Atom CPU is quite acceptable. Boot takes about 25 seconds.
>> Adding an SSD and a light Linux kept this notebook out of the
>> Goodwill bin.
>> On 03/04/2016 09:29 PM, Bruce Marshall via Linux-users wrote:
>>> On 03/03/2016 11:00 AM, Leon Goldstein via Linux-users wrote:
>>>> I know many of you have been using SSD's for many years so I'm
>>>> hoping you guys can clear up some questions I have on how to use a
>>>> SSD. I have gleaned so far from various Linux fora a lot of
>>>> confusing and sometimes contradictory advice on using trim. Some
>>>> say insert "noatime,discard" in each partition line in /etc/fstab,
>>>> others say to run trim as a chron job periodically, others say run
>>>> trim at boot, while some say not to worry about it.
>>>> The next bit of confusion to me is "partition alignment" and/or
>>>> "partition optimization." How do you partition to obtain the
>>>> desired partition alignment?
>>>> Bonus question: is there a utility to trim Win XP? I have Win XP
>>>> on a computer and use it one time a year, when I install my tax
>>>> software. I'd like to clone the drive containing Win XP as well as
>>>> several Linuces to a SSD, after clearing up the questions I asked
>>> I googled for 'linux sdd optimization' and found this:
>>> SSD: how to optimize your Solid State Drive for Linux Mint
>>> 17.3, Ubuntu 14.04 and Debian
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