What is the best approach for cache? I know users have had problems with it filling up, but I thought most roms use /data for cache to avoid that problem. So is it better for increase cache, or reduce it to 5-10MB and move the additional space into userdata?
In Android System Info, from the System tab under 'Memory', it mentions "Download Cache" (at 41.23MB) before Data ("Max 288MB" for my repartitioned 128mb system phone.)
Hence, I've been wondering (as one might) if /cache is actually used for somehow caching downloads
This would seem to be confirmed by a couple of posts (on the thread about Seb's latest Chinese-based rom) relating to the difficulty of installing (games
) apk's that are bigger than about 20mb ... http://android.modac...p...t&p=1564830
... I'd speculate that it might only be being used for apk installation - like downloads from Market (ie not used for ordinary Browser downloads).
If this is the case, then
1/ you don't want to be making it small compared to your maximum apk install size
so I don't think its worth the pain to try and re-partition with a resized /cache
2/ maybe a user-side (rather than recovery-side) facility to clear /cache might be useful for people about to do a big download from Market
Edited by oh!dougal, 17 January 2011 - 07:32 PM.