[CentOS] Re: Centos 4.x and embeded x86 (wrap, pcengines)

Thu Dec 7 01:07:06 UTC 2006
John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com>

David Hrbác wrote:
> Oliver Schulze L. napsal(a):
>> Thats a good point, I should look into the constant write problem.
>> I was thinking in an embedded platform for its costs, low space, low
>> power consumption
>> and disk less operation.
> No, that's pretty good point. :o) Majority of systems running from
> CF|XD|etc. are mounting read only the media, keeping logs and other
> thins in RAM-disk and sending them to central authority. There's write
> attempt limit within CF.
there's special file systems optimized for flash use, squashfs is 
readonly (its compressed at system build time) and jffs2 (aka jiffy) is 
a writeable FS designed to minimize block writes to the flash.    
Embedded Linux like used by OpenWRT on the WRT54GS and compatible 
routers uses both of these.


the discussion of these two on the OpenWRT WIKI...