Subject: Re: duty cycles on compact flash?
To: Steven M. Bellovin <>
From: Marcin Jessa <>
List: tech-embed
Date: 10/12/2005 10:04:49
On Tue, 11 Oct 2005 21:58:15 -0400
"Steven M. Bellovin" <> wrote:

> How many times can a typical CF card be written?

That does not really metter as long as you mount your /var and /tmp as
memory file system. The leases will never get written to your CF then.
That's basically what people do working with media like CFs.

> I'm going to build a gateway from a Soekris 4801.  I may want to use
> it as a DHCP server, in which case I'd like to use non-volatile
> storage for the lease database.  How long could I expect it to last?


P.S I have a system which does what you want.
Let me know if you want to try it out.