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David2010 10-16-2011 09:36 PM

My AMD64 Arch Linux desktop
 
I figured since there was a section on screenshots I would add my own to the list.

The whole filesystem is 2.2 GB large (excluding /root) and runs entirely in Ram.

Every program starts up instantaneously with the exception of gimp which takes a little over a second to start.

Bootup time is also fantastic at a incredible 14 seconds.

This laptop running Linux lasts for 6 to 7 hours on battery and that was doing things like compiling, watching a couple flash videos, editing a few scripts, and creating a complex model in blender.

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jrhorn424 10-19-2011 07:53 AM

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Originally Posted by David2010 (Post 4500173)
The whole filesystem is 2.2 GB large (excluding /root) and runs entirely in Ram.

Do you mean a SSD? Reading an entire filesystem into memory would take longer than 14 seconds...

Quote:

Originally Posted by David2010 (Post 4500173)
This laptop running Linux lasts for 6 to 7 hours on battery and that was doing things like compiling, watching a couple flash videos, editing a few scripts, and creating a complex model in blender.

Nice! What were you getting before, with a different OS?

David2010 10-20-2011 10:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jrhorn424 (Post 4502481)
Do you mean a SSD? Reading an entire filesystem into memory would take longer than 14 seconds...



Nice! What were you getting before, with a different OS?

Yes the laptop has a Solid State Drive however I did a benchmark of Read/Write speed and ram access is still faster.

That said, I said bootup time. Not boot into RAM time. I didn't set it up to boot automatically into RAM as that would create problems with updating the filesystem.

I found that using two scripts (one to squashfs and one to make the ramfs and unsquashfs the image) was a LOT faster than just creating a ramfs and then using the "CP" command.

It takes on average 16 or so seconds to copy the squashfs filesystem into ram, chroot into it, and mount the appropriate system related directories such as "/dev /sys and /proc". I also mount /root into the ramfs because I store all my personal files there.

In Windows 7 I usually get 2 hours of battery life doing the exact same things posted above.

realbluntz 10-22-2011 01:25 PM

Could you be a little more specific? I'm curious how you have this setup.


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