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comment Is there a faster alternative to cp for copying large files (~20 GB)?
@Thomas The advantage of SSH is that if you're supposed to have access to the remote server, then it's almost certainly running SSH. Another option would be to compress the file locally, copy it to the server, then ssh in and decompress it..
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comment Is there a faster alternative to cp for copying large files (~20 GB)?
@lgeorget I suspect the overhead of the encryption won't be significant, considering how slow hard drives are. I considered adding something about -c none, but that seems to be non-standard.
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answered Is there a faster alternative to cp for copying large files (~20 GB)?
Apr
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comment What's using all of the memory in my VM? It's not the disk cache
/proc/meminfo was kind of helpful. I'm pretty sure my problem is actually a bug in VMWare though, since I don't have any problems with the exact same workload on Virtualbox.
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accepted What's using all of the memory in my VM? It's not the disk cache
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comment What's using all of the memory in my VM? It's not the disk cache
The free output is pretty bad -- It's using 6 GB of memory, and none of the programs are using any and there's no cache being used. I'll try to run it again while it's linking, but it basically looks like that, except all of the memory is being used and 3 GB of swap is too, despite the linker only using 6 GB of memory.
Apr
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comment What's using all of the memory in my VM? It's not the disk cache
In this case it's likely a good thing -- A multi-hour compile job because the machine is swapping several GB of memory is not a good thing. I'll look into /proc/meminfo.
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asked What's using all of the memory in my VM? It's not the disk cache
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comment Is it a bad idea to use an SD card for home directory?
At this point, I'd guess that the annoyance of a non-journalled (read: easy to destroy) filesystem is significantly worse than any danger from extra writes.
Oct
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comment Is it a bad idea to use an SD card for home directory?
Is there any evidence that avoiding a journaling filesystem is actually helpful? I was under the impression the "limited number of writes" was so high as to be unimportant.
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comment Very basic Linux for educational purposes
This is probably a good choice for a "first Linux", but it's definitely nowhere near "standard" on anything with the amount of patching and NIH..
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