[maemo-users] n800 user reviews

From: Marius Gedminas marius at pov.lt
Date: Thu Nov 1 18:57:15 EET 2007
On Thu, Nov 01, 2007 at 06:07:31PM +0200, Eero Tamminen wrote:
> ext Marius Gedminas wrote:
> >On Wed, Oct 31, 2007 at 10:15:19AM +0200, Eero Tamminen wrote:
> >>If you want to use larger memory cards, please make sure that your
> >>N800 contains the latest release.  Earlier releases could corrupt
> >> >= 2GB cards:
> >>   http://maemo.org/news/announcements/view/1191328183.html
> >
> >Hm, was that bug only for >= 2GB cards?  I had a 512MB SD card die
> >completely in my N800's external slot.
> Interesting.  Of <2GB cards, I had heard of only one 1GB card dying and
> that was with a very early internal Chinook kernel version so it could
> have been also something else besides bug 1024 (like broken test
> kernel or otherwise broken card).

My card was this one: https://bugs.maemo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1204#c37

(I always misread the bug number as 1024 too ;-)

> The bug wasn't related to card size per se, it was related to how much
> power the card requires from the MMC port, what it does after it has
> acknowledged receiving the data written to it and how it reacts if
> it gets less power while not being used.  It's just that the larger
> cards in general use more power (and are more fragile?), but that
> differs a *lot* between different cards/models of even same size.

As long as it wasn't a matter of SD versus SDHC, I can hope that the
card-killer bug is gone.

Marius Gedminas
MSDOS didn't get as bad as it is overnight -- it took over ten years
of careful development.
		-- dmeggins at aix1.uottawa.ca
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