#9927 LOW Future : filesystem has trouble with large yum installs

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#9927: filesystem has trouble with large yum installs
           Reporter:  wad           |       Owner:                
               Type:  defect        |      Status:  new           
           Priority:  low           |   Milestone:  Future Release
          Component:  not assigned  |     Version:  1.5-B2        
         Resolution:                |    Keywords:  yum XO-1.5    
        Next_action:  design        |    Verified:  0             
Deployment_affected:                |   Blockedby:                
           Blocking:                |  

Comment(by wad):

 I see three solutions:

 - Leave this trac ticket indicating some work-arounds :-)

 - A /sbin script (largeyum) which automatically does the unmounting of the
 tmpfs partition, and a check at boot time to delete the contents of
 /var/cache/yum before mounting over it. (Thanks for pointing out that
 indeed the /var/cache directory on OS64 is in the root partition, so there
 is no need to create /varcache.)

 - Making /var/cache/yum always store to the root partition (internal SD
 card), and manage it through yum clean in s shutdown script (during the UL
 As cjb mentions, the amount of SD writes is a non-issue.  I test the SD
 cards looking for a lower bound on lifetime of 2TB of writes.  This is 1GB
 per day over the expected life of the computer.  And if they exceed that,
 for $10 they will be able to double or quadruple the storage when it

Ticket URL: <http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/9927#comment:5>
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