[SCRIPT][1/22/2011] A Simple Cache2Cache for CM 6.x and 7.x ROMs
Due to a number of requests I have built a flashable .zip that will install a simple cache2cache script for CyanogenMod 6.x and 7.x ROMs.
NAND backup BEFORE you try this!
From user feedback it seems that if you are ALREADY running Apps2sd this causes issues with apps that where installed to the SD card and you will have to remove and re download them. There have been no reports of issues if you flash PRIOR to enabling Apps2sd ...
Per dingermtb: check out post http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...6&postcount=58
for an easy fix for Apps2sd.
By using this script the dalvik-cache has been relocated from the internal /data/dalvik-cache/ directory to the internal /cache/dalvik-cache directory. The Eris comes with an internal /cache/ file block of 130mb that is not used much (CyanogenMod does store the cache of system apps in the /cache file block but NOT any apps that are downloaded from the market)! So by moving the dalvik-cache to this free area you now have more space on internal /data/ for apps and over 75mb in internal /cache/ for dalvik-cache. This means that you can probably install close to 75-100 apps WITHOUT having to worry about apps2sd!
This IS NOT a Custom MTD script as I wanted to keep it simple. This solution is not as "ideal" as a Custom MTD scripts work but it is a bit easier, safer, and simpler... Plus it works
How do I know it worked?
So why does my Settings>SD card & phone storage>Internal phone storage only show 150mb or less? This is because this number ONLY reflects the /data/ file block on your phone and does not "see" the /cache/ block that is now being used for dalvik-cache storage.
From adb or Terminal Emulator (you can get it free from the market if your ROM does not already have it) run the follow command:
You will see that your /cache partition now is more used and that your /data partition is less used.
Also you can browse to the /cache/dalvik-cache/ folder using your favorite file explorer and see that you now have files starting with "data@..." and not just "system@..."
What does it do?
Since CyanogenMod already uses an init.d framework that runs during boot on his ROMs it was easy to add a new shell script that would automatically run with the other boot scripts in the /system/etc/init.d/ folder.
This simply adds the following 07cache2cache file to /system/etc/init.d/
How do I remove it?
# Author: zach.xtr Jan 2011
# Moves the /data/dalvik-cache files to largely unused /cache/dalvik-cache location and symlinks
# This code is intended for the ERIS, use on other phones may not work due to predefined file block sizes...
log -p i -t cache2cache "Running cache2cache to move data/dalvik-cache to cache/dalvik-cache...";
# Mount filesystem
/system/xbin/busybox mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system
# Make sure final /cache/ location is setup correctly
if [ ! -d /cache/dalvik-cache ];
log -p i -t cache2cache "/cache/dalvik-cache directory not found, creating and adding permissions...";
/system/xbin/busybox mkdir /cache/dalvik-cache;
/system/xbin/busybox chown 1000:1000 /cache/dalvik-cache;
/system/xbin/busybox chmod 777 /cache/dalvik-cache
if [ -d /data/dalvik-cache ] && [ ! -h /data/dalvik-cache ];
log -p i -t cache2cache "Moving files from /data/dalvik-cache to /cache/dalvik-cache";
/system/xbin/busybox cp -fp /data/dalvik-cache/* /cache/dalvik-cache;
/system/xbin/busybox rm -r /data/dalvik-cache;
log -p i -t cache2cache "Creating Symbolic Link of /cache/dalvik-cache as /data/dalvik-cache";
/system/xbin/busybox ln -s /cache/dalvik-cache /data/dalvik-cache;
/system/xbin/busybox chown 1000:1000 /data/dalvik-cache
/system/xbin/busybox chmod 0771 /data/dalvik-cache
# Clean up
/system/xbin/busybox mount -o remount,ro -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system
Since it only adds 1 file all you need to do is delete the /system/etc/init.d/07cache2cache file and reboot your phone. One could use adb or RootExplorer (or similar) file manager.
NOTE: if you have been using this for a while and have installed enough apps and THEN remove it I am not sure what will happen when you reboot... Basically you may not have enough space in the /data file block alone.
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