OO Database question with FLASH drive

Jon Hylands jon at huv.com
Wed Nov 15 01:54:36 UTC 2006

On Tue, 14 Nov 2006 17:38:52 -0800, "Dave Hylands" <dhylands at gmail.com>

> Many people write to RAM disk (/tmp on the gumstix) for the frequent
> stuff, and then less frequently roll it out to the MMC card.

Interesting, although I'm not sure it will help me. I will have the data in
the image, so writing it to a RAM disk doesn't really buy me anything. I'm
trying to make it so that I can shut this robot off fairly easily without
having to worry about losing a lot of data that hasn't been flushed to

I guess I'm really after two conflicting things - maximizing my FLASH
drive's life, while still writing fairly frequently in small batches.

Given the price of 128 MB MMC cards, I suppose it really won't matter much.


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