Regarding virtual memory...

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  1. Hackey_Sack

    Hackey_Sack New Member

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    (I decided not to bump a 5-month-old thread.)

    I'm seriously considering doing one of the mods in this thread, but I do have one problem with it.

    With software mods, iPhone/iPod touch users ALWAYS have DFU to fall back on. No matter what happens, even if the device rejects it for whatever reason, I don't own a particularly expensive paperwieght. Obviously, there's nothing like this for a hardware failure. Now, my dad says that he thinks that, although it says it'll survive for 7-10 years, there is a small (but real) possibility I can install the mod now and wake up tomorrow without an iPod. Is this true?

    Thanks in advance.
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    No, it will take longer then a day to kill your ipod, possible over 6 months depending how you going to use the extra ram.
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    I think I've worded this improperly.

    What I mean to say is: Will there be a constant chance of it dying, or is it guarenteed to last x number of read/write cycles?
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    I'll give that a look, thanks.
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    Axis Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It's not 'extra ram'. It's a swap file. When in use, the disk secondary storage is put under massive strain.
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    For all intents and purposes, it's extra memory, right?

    I don't even plan on owning this thing by the time this says it'll die, so I'll probably go ahead and do it. Thanks, everyone!
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    It frees up some amount of physical RAM, at the cost of repeatedly reading and writing from a swap file. You should probably learn about swapping before you do it. Also, do you really need it? Are you actually using all your RAM?
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    I'm regularly working my way down to 8-9 mb. Besides, I'd like to have some extra room to be able to use anyway.
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    Honestly I don't think that using this mod will harm your iPod for a long time but at the same time I don't think you really NEED to have it. You may have to make sacrifices (uninstalling mobile substrate addons, disabling themes and respringing/rebooting often) but if you aren't willing to sacrifice then use the mod. If you find you don't like it or feel safe using it you can always DFU restore and it will be gone.

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