Tuning Linux for SSD operation
I just picked up an ocz corev2 60gig ssd for my carpc. I haven't started using it yet, as I make to make sure I don't kill its write cycle limit (~10k) messing around. I've been thinking about it for a while now, and am leaning to having my ssd mounted read only.
Here are links to some sources i've been reading about it at:
as of now I think i'll mount the unionfs part on a flash drive, and just replace it whenever it burns out from too many writes.
var in ramfs is a bad idea
fyi putting var in a ramfs, and syncing it on shutdown is a bad idea, because when you do a partial boot, and it hasn't been fully restored and then back it up . . . you have to revert to an old image.