28 Jun '16, 11am

Raspberry Pi Gets Turned On

Maybe there was an SD issue too. Some people here sound like they have heard of one but that it was fixed. The unfixed issue though is in that a Raspi is usually set up like a ‘real’ multi-purpose computer, even if you are really using it as an embedded device. Those set-top boxes, phones* and tablets* we are all used to powering off at will are not. Yes, the difference is the filesystem but it’s not as simple as “X filesystem can be corrupted if shut down properly while Y cannot”. If it was that simple why would even a desktop use a filesystem that can become corrupted?!?! The difference is that your embedded devices use READ ONLY filesystems. You aren’t going to make the mistake of powering off during some critical write operation because there are no write operations! Sure, maybe there is some area that gets written to for saving preferences. That area can be on a separ...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2016/06/28/raspberry-pi-gets-turned-on/

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