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[mkgmap-dev] mkgmap doing excessive writing and converting to disk if used with --gmapi option

From ael witwall3 at disroot.org on Wed Sep 8 12:31:24 BST 2021

On Wed, Sep 08, 2021 at 02:10:52PM +0300, Felix Hartmann wrote:
> Yes on an nvme disk you barely notice the conversion - it's really quick.
> BUT it is not needed if you have the files and even more - it burns your
> NVME SSD disk.

+1. I always use an old spinning rust disk when using mkgmap to save ssd
write cycles, even without contours and such. It seems to be profligate
in its use of disk cycles. I did try using RAM disk, but even with 16GB
on a laptop, that was soon exhausted.


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