I often have ideas that 'pop' into my head, sometimes after thinking about them for a couple of seconds I realize they are simply not practical, feasible or on a hardware level unacceptable to some.
The last one to 'pop' into my head was the thought, could the TIPI emulate and act like a RAM DISK too?
My (pro) thoughts:
1) The RPi has a lot of memory.
2) Is a lot faster than the TI.
3) The RPi is way more powerful than the TI, so might not be a problem.
4) The RPi is always "ON" so it would make a great RAM disk.
5) It's there already, why not exploit it?
My (con) thoughts:
1) This would create uninvited work for someone having to program a DSR for it.
2) It would probably require a TIPI chip upgrade, not just a software upgrade on the RPi.
3) Even if it could be emulated, would there be a bottleneck affecting performance?
4) Is it even necessary?
My (it kills it) thought:
1) If it requires a hardware modification from specs to the actual console... screw that!
This would cross the line, even for me!
Which led to another thought...
A small backup UPS for the RPi, (about the size of a pack of cigarettes). One would plug the power supply into this battery pack, and the other end to the Rpi. It would charge and then float the battery until the power went out, then the battery would take over keeping the Rpi powered. A power switch could even be installed.
Sure, it's not really necessary, but I like gadgets for my TI.