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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:07 pm    Post subject: mount /usr/portage/profiles on SD card. Reply with quote

Hi, I'm thinking of creating a separate mount for /usr/portage/profiles on an SD card to speed up emerge syncing.

Is this a reasonable idea and any tips?

Thanks.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Is this a reasonable idea and any tips?

no it is not.

profiles change rarely, and the usual performance of an SD card compared to HDD or SSD is poor.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok.... thanks.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mounting the entireity of /usr/portage on external media does have its benefits sometimes. I did this for a while with a small reiserfs partition on a very portable USB drive I keep on me. It was pretty hany, as I have two laptops, and only had to sync once.
The disadvantages of this are obvious, though. Syncing isn't fast, and read times suffer quite a bit. I also had one or two times when I booted up my netbook, was about to -uDN world, and then realised "f---, I left portage at home."
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