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Subject: Re: multivolume for harddisk models, too?

Re: multivolume for harddisk models, too?

From: Dave Chapman <dave_at_dchapman.com>
Date: 2005-01-05

[IDC]Dragon wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Rockbox learned a new trick, on the Ondio: the ability to work with multiple
> partitions, which can be on different drives (internal memory and plugged
> MMC card). Any extra partitions appear as a special, "virtual" directory in
> the root dir.
>
> We could enable this feature across all models, at a cost of growing Rockbox
> by ~900 bytes. Perhaps half of this is the fat driver layer, the rest for
> file system, UI, etc. Each partition mount we prepare for costs ~100 bytes,
> the Ondio currently supports 2 of them.
>
> Would this be of any use, are people partitioning their disks and want to
> browse across? To how many partitions should we limit ourselves? (Don't dare
> to ask for a config option.)

The obvious question is why would anyone want to partition their Archos
drive?

Would it be "safer" in case of disk corruption? i.e. you would only
lose the data in one partition at a time?

Would it make recording more reliable (less fragmentation of data) to
have a relatively small partition solely for recording use?

Any other potential benefits?

Dave.
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