F9 for Eeepc

Josh Boyer jwboyer at gmail.com
Sat Jan 26 02:56:19 UTC 2008

On Fri, 25 Jan 2008 18:42:49 -0500
"John (J5) Palmieri" <johnp at redhat.com> wrote:

> On Fri, 2008-01-25 at 15:39 -0700, Orion Poplawski wrote:
> > 
> > - Flash drive.  Want to minimize writes.  One attempt (eeedora) uses the 
> > ext2 filesystem rather than ext3.  Does that help?  Are there things to 
> > take from stateless projects for minimizing writes to /var?
> > 
> jffs2 is what we use on the OLPC, there is another FS in the works that
> is a lot better for large flash though.  I forget the name.  On modern

Logfs.  There's also UBIFS in the works.

> flash you don't have to worry about rewrites as much though since the
> hardware randomizes writes.  What kills the disk on older flash drives

Erm.. that's a function of a controller of some kind.  Not the flash
chip itself.


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