Using RAM instead of disk for build servers (was: Re: Build servers offline due to failed SSD)

Dave Horsfall dave at
Mon Mar 15 21:37:38 UTC 2021

On Mon, 15 Mar 2021, Daniel J. Luke wrote:

> Thanks for including this information - it's similar to experience I've 
> had with SSDs for $work. I'd be really surprised if we care about builds 
> on the xserves in 8-10 years (given our previous experience with the ppc 
> to x86 transition).

Somewhat related, I record TV shows to USB sticks (mini-SSDs) and I find 
that they tend to fail after a number of cycles (well, they are cheap).

I can usually recover by a complete reformat, but of course that burns up 
more spare blocks; time to break out the spinning rust that I used to 

-- Dave

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