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Date:      Thu, 9 Apr 2015 15:27:26 -0600 (MDT)
From:      Warren Block <wblock@wonkity.com>
To:        mfv <mfv@bway.net>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Setting Trim _AFTER_ a New Install
Message-ID:  <alpine.BSF.2.20.1504091521170.1276@wonkity.com>
In-Reply-To: <20150409152321.65de5fd0@gecko4>
References:  <20150409152321.65de5fd0@gecko4>

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On Thu, 9 Apr 2015, mfv wrote:

> Hello,
>
> I've recently installed FreeBSD r10.1 using bsdinstall and then loaded
> a large number of programs and data.  After spending considerable time
> on the installation I discovered that my SSD has TRIM which appears
> to be quite useful. After some investigation I understand that it is a
> simple flag that can be set after booting into single user mode.
>
> I hope my questions are  simple:
>
> If TRIM is enabled will it mess up the disk so that everything has to be
> reinstalled?

No, it will not harm the data.  That said, before running tunefs to 
enable it, make a backup.  Always make a backup.

> If not, is there anything else I should be aware of?

If you used ZFS-on-root, tunefs(8) and TRIM do not apply.  ZFS uses TRIM 
natively now, but I'm not sure if that was in 10.1 or only now in 
10-STABLE.



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