SSD optimised install option

Registered by Adam Weeks on 2012-01-08

An install script enhancement that sets optimum config for turnkey installing on an SSD including switching on TRIM support and other optimizations seen in best practice Linux guides

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Adam Weeks
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Proposed for 12.x
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Basically we could have a script for configuring appliances that are being configured on systems with SSD drives, to make best use of these drives settings from best practice guides coud be applied in the form of a pre/post install script. Option would be presented in the install - something like "optimize for install on SSD drive".

http://opentechnow.blogspot.com/2010/02/linux-ssd-optimization-guide.html

These best practices could be scripted. Not sure about turning journaling off though.

Jeremy - I don't think turning journalling off on a server is a great idea. Also I think mounting the /var/log dir as temp is a bad plan too for a server (you would generally want the logs to survive a reboot). Otherwise a cool idea IMO. FYI there is an interesting looking article on TRIM under Linux here: http://techgage.com/article/enabling_and_testing_ssd_trim_support_under_linux/

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