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Re: Small OS ports & Handheld devices

From: "Rob Butler" <robert(dot)butler5(at)verizon(dot)net>
To: <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Small OS ports & Handheld devices
Date: 2004-04-29 23:43:20
Message-ID: 00cb01c42e43$c1348e30$0802a8c0@coderhp (view raw, whole thread or download thread mbox)
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> Simon Riggs wrote:
> > Is there a definitive list of supported ports? (for anything)
> For example the Linux/arm port can run on many PDA's but because of the
> write intensity and the limited write cycles of flash memory this
> continues to be a toy setup.

Why?  If you really need PostgreSQL on your PDA don't use Flash.  Use an IDE

$369 for 4GB of storage in a compact flash card is not all that bad.  $189
for 2.2GB is very reasonable when you consider the 512MB CF is going for

These are basically IDE drives in a compact flash form factor, as such they
should have lifetimes approaching a regular IDE drive, right?  Just don't
bounce them around too much.


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