Running the Pi from a read-only filesystem would prevent shutdown problems.
On Mon, Feb 19, 2018 at 1:22 PM, John R. Hogerhuis <jho...@pobox.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 19, 2018 at 10:04 AM, megarat <mega...@yahoo.com> wrote:
>> A good counter-argument to this is that if using a computer as a
>> foundation for building your new device is the easiest, cheapest, and/or
>> quickest way to do it, then those benefits might be worth the cost of
>> having the computer involved.
> I'd agree with that.
> The Pi is also small and a popular platform. Lots of support and
> peripherals. It kind of future proofs us. It makes it possible to extend
> the system yourself or with applications written by others.
> But for that same reason there's a lot of stuff to "turn off" or configure
> for our purpose and possibly some hardware beyond just the I/O to make it
> Persistent linux filesystems are not compatible with being hard power
> cycled. Journaling filesystems help but even those seem to get corrupted in
> my experience.
> -- John.