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    Can I shrink my cache partition to create more space? Are there negative consequences?

    The following are my MTD partitions:

    dev: size erasesize name

    mtd0: 00400000 00400000 "logo"
    mtd1: 00800000 00400000 "boot"
    mtd2: 20000000 00400000 "system"
    mtd3: 1f400000 00400000 "cache"
    mtd4: 20000000 00400000 "NFTL_Part"
    mtd5: 0f800000 00400000 "userdata"
    mtd6: 00002000 00001000 "ubootenv"
    mtd7: 00002000 00001000 "ids"
    My cache partition size is 512MB. I want to make it 256MB so that I can use the other 256MB for another purpose.

    What are the pros and cons of doing this? If I reduce the size of the cache partition what will be affected in my system? Will it slow down?

    Also, does anybody have any idea what "NFTL_Part" is for?

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    I hope someone with fuller knowledge helps. I would like the whole picture regarding this

    But from what i can see in your question and a good few years computing experience. I believe, that should you safely shrink cache, the space isn't next to userdata. Most easily this is an extra partition. You could move partition NFTL after the shrink this would allow a userdata expansion.

    Doing any partition tweaking may loose some or all crucial files. You may have no means to create a backup to try and disaster recovery.

    Do you really need to get this extra space this way. Is there not a slot for an SD card. If it's in use buy a bigger one.

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