[Soekris] Net4521 GPIO JP3 Header pins
chuck+soekris at 2003.snew.com
Sat Nov 1 16:54:52 UTC 2003
Quoting Curtis V. Schleich (cvslist at ccaonline.com):
> Hello Eric and list!
> I have just finished a project that seems to be working very well. I'm
> using the excellent wisp-dist distribution that can be found at
> It runs completely from RAM so as not to wear out the
> CF card and is fairly complete.
This is an interesting conclusion to draw...
I use a variety of BSDs which run completely read only, so as
not to wear out the CF card. I have around 4MB of MFS partitions
mounted for files that want to be written (DNS secondary zones,
some DHCP info, /var/run/ etc).
By NOT running the whole thing in RAM, I'm not using the
soekris's limited RAM up needlessly.
In general, though, once the machine has been up and running
for a few minutes, ALL the programs that are going to be in
use are paged into RAM.
There's no need to put all of / into a memory file system
(and all of /var is equally silly).
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