Re: [pc110] Re: PC110 dual power lumps?

Mark Willis (mwillis nospam at
Tue, 24 Nov 1998 20:33:18 -0800

I heard that too (but it doesn't make sense - from an electronics
technician point of view - though it may well be true, it's really easy
to protect against that by two inexpensive diodes so the power taken is
just divided from both power supplies (Or most taken from whichever one
outputs the higher voltage.) Maybe no such diodes are present, so the
power supplies "war to the death", killing the PC110 in the process?
That could well be the case (I need to open my PC110 I guess & go
looking.) It sure would help if I read Japanese, wouldn't it? <G>

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

INOUE Katsumi wrote:
> Hi,
> 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>
> >
> > 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!