jffs_erasable_size: offset = 0x0034b000

Sébastien Côté scote1 at Matrox.COM
Fri Jul 7 10:17:20 EDT 2000

Alexander Larsson wrote:
> On Thu, 6 Jul 2000, David Woodhouse wrote:
> >
> > bjorn.wesen at axis.com said:
> > >  We'll probably leave the 2.0 as it is, and when we switch to 2.4
> > > we'll either use mtd or just keep going with our own little flash.c
> > > (which works fine :)
> >
> > It looks like 2.4 will have the MTD code in it already - Linus included
> > Tuesday's snapshot in 2.4.0-test3-pre4.
> Ouch, it's got jffs too. The invalidate_inode_pages(inode) patch should
> really be applied to it. I haven't had time to test it, but it's almost
> certainly correct, and it is broken without it.

I don't think JFFS is ready to be included in the kernel.  It hasn't
been tested a lot (the 2.2 and 2.4 ports) and I'm sure we'll find many
bugs (the invalidate_inode_pages bug is a good example of a huge bug
that we almost missed).  Just today, I untarred the source code of a
program on a JFFS partition, tried to compile it and got a read error
from jffs_readpage().  

I'm not sure if Linus plans on releasing 2.4 soon but I wouldn't want
JFFS to be released in the kernel is it's full of bugs.

Sébastien Côté

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