[Baypiggies] File IO question

steve hindle mech422 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 25 23:25:12 CEST 2006

On 7/25/06, Bryan O'Sullivan <bos at serpentine.com> wrote:
> This is not a very good idea.  Linux's flash filesystems are designed
> specifically to limit the number of write cycles they make to any given
> region of memory ("wear leveling"), which disk-oriented filesystems do
> not need to worry about.  You'll significantly reduce the usable

>From what an EE told me, USB flash dongles at least, do wear leveling
internally on the key.  Raw flash chips probably require more care
though...  I just used ext2 on the 128 and 256MB keys we used ....


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