Just saw on the matrix lightning integration channel that these guys are now bundling matrix (along with already: tor, bitcoind, lnd, c-lightning, mastodon) into their "embassy" node package (which is a packaged raspi as i understand):


#bitcoin #matrix

@waxwing I have two big problems with this project:
- the stupid, restrictive software licence: github.com/Start9Labs/embassy-
- the catastrophic hardware choice of trusting everything on an SDcard

@openoms @waxwing agreed on license.
SD cards specifically designed for constant usage do exist. One big market for them is dash cams, which perform constant writes.

@pete @waxwing
Have to disagree on that, even those kind of SDcards (and I do use only the endurance ones) would only survive a few months running swap or a busy lightning database: github.com/rootzoll/raspiblitz

@openoms @waxwing What brands/sizes have actually failed for you? Have you tried over provisioning?

@pete @waxwing
quick check in the drawer results this. I had multiple of the endurance cards fail after 1-1.5 year of heavy usage as well.
They are either painfully slow to write or read only.

@pete @waxwing
Social media, pictures, videos etc might be ok, but anyone trusting an irrevocable and frequently written lightning channel database on an SDcard is taking far more risk than I'd would tolerate.


@openoms @waxwing I mean, anyone trusting a non-raid setup for Lightning is taking a fair bit of risk...

Though the failure modes of becoming read only or slow to write are pretty benign. Early SSDs were often bricked - good to see that's fixed.

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