933RE: [irlp-embedded] Re: Is the flash optimized IRLP generally available?
- Dec 11, 2008
With the cost of computer memory so darn cheap (2 gig sticks for $24 lately even in the laptop flavor) wouldn’t it make sense to use the flash device as a boot only device and then not worry about it (no external swap space)? Am I missing the point?
The only time you’d have to write to the flash chip is when you updated the kernel and/or support software. That can’t be all THAT often, even with nightly updates. While I wouldn’t want to trust it on a hilltop with known lightning activity (Murhpy’s law says they’re still fragile for that environment) it should be fine where there is quick access (closet, RV, garage).
Is there a control that can be tripped so that if you want to shut down a hard drive (if you used that for booting) you could to save the energy (and bearings)? Potential risks with that?
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Also, if you have enough RAM in the machine to support everything, not
running any SWAP space on the "disk", would mean read/writes are
minimized. You could get crazy and turn off things like logging, etc...
if you were really worried.
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