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Re: F9 for Eeepc



Am Montag, den 28.01.2008, 19:54 -0500 schrieb Jon Nettleton:
> On Jan 28, 2008 7:20 PM, Orion Poplawski <orion cora nwra com> wrote:
> > Jonathan Underwood wrote:
> > > On 25/01/2008, John (J5) Palmieri <johnp redhat com> wrote:
> > >> On Fri, 2008-01-25 at 15:39 -0700, Orion Poplawski wrote:
> > >>
> > >>> - Flash drive.  Want to minimize writes.  One attempt (eeedora) uses the
> > >>> ext2 filesystem rather than ext3.  Does that help?  Are there things to
> > >>> take from stateless projects for minimizing writes to /var?
> > >>>
> > >> jffs2 is what we use on the OLPC, there is another FS in the works that
> > >> is a lot better for large flash though.  I forget the name.  On modern
> > >> flash you don't have to worry about rewrites as much though since the
> > >> hardware randomizes writes.  What kills the disk on older flash drives
> > >> is writing to the journal in Ext3 and writing to the FAT on Fat disks.
> > >> Both of those are fixed locations which stress out a small portion of
> > >> the disk.  Each flash device has only so many writes per bit before that
> > >> bit dies.  By distributing it over the whole disk it takes a lot longer
> > >> to destroy.  I would check the specs on the flash drive that came with
> > >> the Eee.  Another thing you might want to do is not have a swap
> > >> partition.  Apps run fine without swap, you just might run into OOM more
> > >> frequently.
> > >>
> > >
> > > The eeepc drive has a FTL, so these drives don't appear as flash
> > > drives to the OS, so jffs, yaffs, logfs and the like aren't applicable
> > > to the eeepc, as I understand it.
> >
> > The drive appears as a standard IDE drive.  dmesg reports the drive as a
> > "SILICONMOTION SM223AC".   Google doesn't seem to turn up much other
> > than users' reports on their eeePC :-).
> >
> 
> For other eeepc users I just wanted to mention that I hacked on
> devilspie to include matching on the geometry attributes of a window.
> Long story short you can use it now to say if a window is taller than
> 480 pixels you can either set it to resize smaller or maximize
> vertically.
> 
> This still doesn't work for dialog's yet, I am looking at gtk and a
> few other places that I might hack around fixes to make them fit on
> the small resolution better.
> 
> Jon
> 

Cool :)


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