[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] Re: Span filesystem across both SD cards?

From: Neil MacLeod gmane at nmacleod.com
Date: Fri Feb 2 18:45:50 EET 2007
Daniel Elstner wrote:
> While Linux generally supports joining two partitions into a single
> logical one, I think there's a huge practical problem with it on the
> N800:  It only comes with two SD card slots, thus tying them together
> seriously hinders your flexibility.
> You won't be able to swap cards to e.g. listen to a different music
> collection, unless you're willing to specifically prepare a pair of SD
> cards for every use, and get that to work on your PC's card reader as
> well, if you have one.
> --Daniel

Yes, I'd accept that limitation as I don't plan on swapping cards that often.

Once the filesystem is spanned across both cards it probably means that updating the cards with a card reader is nigh on impossible, this may actually be a bigger problem as transferring files to the N800 over WiFi will be very slow (~300KB/s). Perhaps it will be possible to access the spanned filesystem from a PC when connecting the N800 over USB? Or I suppose rsync could be used and left running overnight :)

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