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honey the codewitch7-Feb-21 17:41
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honey the codewitch7-Feb-21 18:54
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trønderen8-Feb-21 0:22
trønderen8-Feb-21 0:22 
Couldn't you simply pretend that half of the RAM isn't there?

Right now, my desktop PC uses less than 3 GiByte out of 16 GiB RAM - more than 80% is unused. Half of my disk space is currently unused. Except in a few extreme cases, over any one-hour interval, my Internet connection is used less than one percent. It doesn't bother me.

If your real problem is lack of flash space, then forget everything about RAM and focus on the flash. Either, switch to a larger device, or revise your system architecture.

In another post, you tell that you do data logging to flash - so you are not running out of code space, but of data space. To answer your headline question: 'They' were thinking that flash is for code, RAM is for data. Actually, that is a quite common approach! For persistent storage, one commonly uses external devices, not CPU internal code space. Maybe you should consider thinking the same way.
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