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Do stuff on disk more quickly

Terminal - Do stuff on disk more quickly
eatmydata disk_thrashing_command
2012-03-04 00:51:12
User: alphapapa
0
Do stuff on disk more quickly

If you use eatmydata, all fsyncs will be ignored, so things will go much faster. Maybe not quite as fast as a ramdisk, but if you have enough free memory, the fs cache should help a lot. Just remember to sync afterwards--and if your system crashes in the middle of the command... :)

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Terminal - Alternatives
mount -t tmpfs tmpfs /mnt -o size=1024m
2009-02-06 00:33:08
User: ajrobinson
Functions: mount
173

Makes a partition in ram which is useful if you need a temporary working space as read/write access is fast.

Be aware that anything saved in this partition will be gone after your computer is turned off.

ram() { mt=/mnt/ram && grep "$mt" < /proc/mts > /dev/null; if [ $? -eq 0 ] ; then read -p"Enter to Remove Ram Partition ";sudo umount "$mt" && echo $mt 0; else sudo mt -t tmpfs tmpfs "$mt" -o size=$(( ${1:-1} * 1024 ))m && echo $mt '-' "${1:-1}"gb; fi; }
2013-12-13 05:22:02
User: snipertyler
Functions: echo grep mt read sudo umount
Tags: sudo ram tmpfs
3

Creates a temporary ram partition

To use:

ram 3

to make a 3gb partition (Defaults to 1gb)

mdmfs -s 256m md /mnt

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