The problem with Flash drive as swap, is that all writes to a flash
are relatively slow (And take more current than reads do). And you have
a somewhat limited lifetime number of writes. If you can afford SRAM
for swap space, it's beautiful for the job, it's really quick, pretty
darn expensive though (I have 2 4 Mb units). If you have a rotating HD
in there, it'd be a better choice for swap. You have to work with what
you have, of course!
Mark, mwillis nospam at nwlink.com
INOUE Katsumi wrote:
> Do you mean both PC110 and port replicator plugged in? DON'T DO THAT.
> I heard someone fried PC110 doing this.
> ObLinux: I am using compact flash as a swap drive. I heard that flash drive
> file deletion is very slow. So maybe flash drive is not suitable
> for swap space?
> --Katsumi INOUE
> > Date: Tue, 24 Nov 1998 17:22:14 -0800
> > From: Mark Willis <mwillis nospam at nwlink.com>
> > I'll echo here a question I've asked on the regular PC110 list: Any
> > problems with powering BOTH the PC110 & the port replicator? I'd sure
> > like to know!