On 28. aug. 2010 00:33, Timo Juhani Lindfors wrote: > Carsten Gerlach<daswaldh...@gmx.de> writes: >> does someone know a small distribution which is only made for GPS usage? For > > I don't really see the point in having a yet another > distribution. Just take an existing distribution and configure it to > fit this task. Optionally contribute back some new packages. > > Configuring a system for GPS-only use is an interesting challenge. > > 1) The filesystem probably should be read-only so that you can turn > the power off at any time, right?
Set it up so you suspend it, instead of turning off. Unsuspend is much faster than boot. I wonder: For such a simple setup, could unsuspend be used instead of booting? I.e. if you lost power, you unsuspend into some saved image, instead of waiting for a cold boot. > > 2) The only volatile part of the filesystem would then be the gps > tracks? To be completely power-proof, use a synchronously mounted sdcard. Slow fs, but gps logging is low volume anyway. Helge Hafting _______________________________________________ Openmoko community mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://lists.openmoko.org/mailman/listinfo/community