Re: run debian off usb flash drive
On Sun, 28 Mar 2004 13:28, Goswin von Brederlow
> > drive, the flash device can take about 250 block erase cycles/day in a
> And you get one every 3 seconds on some blocks. Thats 28800 a day.
> Thats atime updates for you. One should be carefull setting that up.
If you use ext2, ext3, or some similar block and Inode based file system on a
flash device with no wear-levelling layer in between then you are doing
Some (most?) of the flash hardware that looks like an ATA disk or similar has
it's own wear levelling, so although ext2/ext3 writes the same Inode block
repeatedly it's really going to different parts of the storage. Even so
mounting noatime is the best thing to do.
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