[CentOS] special tricks for developers box on centos 5

Ross S. W. Walker rwalker at medallion.com
Thu Nov 29 23:34:13 UTC 2007

More importantly, mount your dev filesys with atimes disabled and ext3 indexing on.

Use tmpfs for /tmp, /usr/tmp, /var/tmp, it uses swappable ram filesys which helps a lot too. Make sure nothing gets put in those tmp dirs that needs to persist across a reboot and limit the max size each can take to 1/2 total memory.

More memory...

As far as background jobs go, reschedule them for day time hours when your asleep ;-)


-----Original Message-----
From: centos-bounces at centos.org <centos-bounces at centos.org>
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Sent: Thu Nov 29 18:26:56 2007
Subject: Re: [CentOS] special tricks for developers box on centos 5

--- Jerry Geis <geisj at pagestation.com> wrote:

> I was just wondering if there are special tricks
> people do
> that compile A LOT on centos? Do RAM disks help or
> something else I dont
> about that minimizes your compile time? I presently
> have and AMD x2 
> 4800+ with 2GIG ram.
> Just curious if I can reduce any more time out of my
> compiles.

Watch out for background processes that steal
   Move /etc/cron.daily/ mlocate
    to /etc/cron.weekly

   Remove /etc/cron.daily/makewhatis and let it only
run weekly (its already in weekly)

   Open /etc/updatedb and tune it for your system:
     add ntfs-3g or vfat to prunefs

   If you have any mock partitions, add that to

My C5 repo with RequestTracker

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