[clug-talk] OT: Help me pick my hardware

William Astle lost at l-w.ca
Thu Mar 29 09:19:51 PDT 2012

On 12-03-29 10:12 AM, Royce Souther wrote:
> I want to remove /sys to reduce the write cycles to the USB memory
> stick. On a server I don't need the OS loading some driver for the sound
> card or 3D video acceleration to constantly be writing to the /sys. Not
> needed on a server, don't care if pulsaudio crashes trying to load,
> probably going to chmod 000 it to stop it from trying. Can't remove
> pulsaudio, dependencies will remove have of Gnome and the tools I do need.

Under normal operations, you should have sysfs mounted on /sys. sysfs is 
a virtual file system which means as long as it is mounted properly, you 
will not get any writes to your USB stick. If you are getting writes to 
the USB stick when something writes in /sys, you don't have sysfs mounted.

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