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Re: [gpsd-users] Fwd: Re: 1PPS not working with RPi 3 B+ and Stretch

From: Gary E. Miller
Subject: Re: [gpsd-users] Fwd: Re: 1PPS not working with RPi 3 B+ and Stretch
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2018 13:04:41 -0700

Yo Alan!

On Thu, 26 Jul 2018 12:41:28 -0700
Alan Scott <address@hidden> wrote:

> So would the same go for this Gary....?
> dd if=/dev/urandom | pv | sudo dd of=/dev/sdb bs=1M

Much worse.

Some SD cards and SSD's detect all zeros and just do a trim.  Writing
random data will force a write, and wear out your card.

If you want worn out SD cards, I have a large pile to share.

I have no idea what pv is, what is does, or why in the pipe.  If you
want to watch progress, just add "status=progress" to the dd.

"sudo" is evil.

Alsmost all SD cards and SSD prefer bs=4M.

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