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Firefox 3.0 quite diskwrite-happy

🕦︎ - 2009-03-28

'Right now Firefox 3.0 writes 2.5 megabytes each time you click on a URL, not counting the Firefox cache; I have my Firefox cache directory symlinked to /tmp to save on unnecessary SSD writes, and I was still recording 2600k written to the filesystem each time I clicked on a HTML link. This means that for every 400 pages that I visit, Firefox is currently generating a full gigabyte of (in my view, unnecessary) writes to my SSD, all in the name of maintaining Firefox's "Awesome Bar".'
- Theodore Tso on lkml.