What purpose does the /cache partition in Android serve? Are there any cases where clearing the /cache partition could result in lost data?
There is also another directory in there called
So really, there is no loss of data from clearing it.
In fact, upon Android boot-up, the script will clear out the
To give a closer overview on filesystems used on Android devices, here's a short table with a selection of the more important ones:
 on older systems, entire
You will not find all these file systems on all devices -- but if you find some of them, this list should give you a raw idea.