SSD Partitioning OP/Trim recommendations

Mihamina RKTMB mihamina at
Wed Dec 18 15:15:35 UTC 2013

On 12/18/2013 04:38 PM, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
> Also discourages using LVM.  I have often wondered why I use LVM on my 
> notebooks; I don't see the gain over just plain EXT4 partitions.  I 
> have read a number of articles and I can't find any solid advantage.

Well, I dont have a notebook, but a laptop (16GB RAM, Corei7-8 threads, 
512 SSD Samsung 840 Pro)
I use it for work, and I heavily virtualize on it.
I have 1LV per VM. VMs are "small" (2GB RAM, 5GB disk space), but they 
are numerous (mostly 4-5 VMs turned on)
When I clone a VM, the LV gets cloned too.
I find it very usefull and clean on the drive.

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