[Soekris] nvram for storing configuration
chuck+soekris at 2003.snew.com
Wed Aug 6 19:08:18 UTC 2003
Quoting Alexandre Dulaunoy (adulau at foo.be):
> I was wondering if there will be an easy and permanent small storage
> for the future board. Like a kind of nvram where you can store
> configuration and parameters without using the flash for writing.
> What is your feedback on that ? What are the current best practises
> for the soekris users when you need to store configuration and you
> have a general image for the all your systems ?
I've been toying, in my lack of spare time, with cutting a 1MB
partition off of the CF for this use. It can be writable, but
never written to :)
An NVRAM is just a flash with pins (unless you do an EEPROM type
setup that's a different game).
Were I making lots of systems to ship, I might have a "stock" CF that
got plugged in on the assembly/boxing line, booted up, pulled down
the info it needed via sup/cvs/ldap/rsync/SMB/magic and shoved it
into an area for such and noted that it was now initialized.
But were I making lots of systems to ship, I'd have a business around
it and I'd get people involved for pay to determine the best method.
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